Tim BarkerComment

I Will Follow You

Tim BarkerComment
I Will Follow You

From a classic hymn, Where He Leads Me, we received the lyrics, “where He leads me I will follow.  I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way.”

I consider all my trips to the Holy Land and have tried to imagine how difficult travel was at that time.  While the distance between many of the places cited in the Bible are not a great distance from one another, travel was difficult and dangerous.  Instead of airplanes and cars, people had sandals and donkeys. Bandits and wild animals were one of the greatest threats. Roads were long and treacherous at times.  Still every Jewish male made a pilgrimage to the temple in Jerusalem three times per year.  

I’ve learned that obeying God’s command or will can either be a burden or a joy.  You can obey out of grudging obligation or grateful obedience. The question is – are you following where He leads?  Are you readily following the path He’s laid out for you?  

Matthew 10:38-39 says, “38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

You can trust God to guide your steps through season and paths of the unknown.  He promises He will go before you and never leave or forsake you. My prayer is that we will all be faithful followers of a faithful Lord!