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Come Follow me

Follow me he said
There was no time to second guess
Or to debate down the pub
No Alpha course to attend
Or time for over thinking in their heads

Follow me he said
But did they know the cost
The lessons they would learn
The miracles they would perform
All in Jesus name

Follow me he said
Leaving wives behind
Not knowing the adventures
Laughter,tears and death
As they followed their saviour
To that cross

Follow me he said
As they didn't understand
The grieving that would come
Not knowing 3 days later
Victory was won

Follow me he said
Before the stone was rolled away
Not knowing what we know now
The glory, love and tenderness
The act of love to follow

Follow me he said
With no time to think
Jesus in person asking them
Not fully answering yet
They left at once and followed him

Follow me he still says today
Will you come with me
Dropping all our nets at once
Knowing what we know
At once we should go

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18 thoughts on “Come Follow him

  1. This is a great poem! And it is true for us even today that when we say Yes to Jesus we really have no idea what that will look like or how it will work out in our lives. It is an amazing adventure!

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  2. Nice!

    But I wonder if today…

    Jesus came, and came alone,
    to say, “Come follow me!”
    and each angler grabbed his phone:
    “Wait, I need a selfie
    to show that I did drop my net
    (this posts to Instagram)
    and just in case my friends forget
    exactly where I am
    I’ll update Facebook status,
    and I’ll tweet the path we go;
    social media hiatus
    means no-one else will know
    how my soul grew bright and larger…
    Jesus, wait! Forgot my charger!”

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