Follow Me

I find my human logic pulls me

In the opposite direction Christ has prepared.

He says, “Follow me.”

And I happily reply,

“Thank you for the invitation, Lord.

As soon as I sell my stuff, give my notice

And write a few last minute letters

To friends and missionary supporters, I’m there.” Then He stops, turns slightly toward me,

His gaze penetrating my soul,

And extends his tanned and calloused hand,

 “Follow Me!” Now I get it.

He means right now.

Tears flood my face

But my Spirit soars

As I take His hand.


©David Nelson


About David

A follower of Jesus Christ. Past retirement age. Have worked at: Camera Operator; Meter Reader; Tree Trimmer; Power LIneman; Portrait Photographer; Photo Journalist; Newspaper Reporter; Proof Reader/Editor; Online writer; Bible Study Leader.
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