Tuesday, November 15, 2016


John 1:43-46  The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."  Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote ~ Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."  And Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"  Philip said to him, "Come and see."

Father, You don't beg anyone to join You or plead with them to change their course.  You simply invite them in with an uncomplicated offer to 'follow you.'  And even though at the beginning they may not understand all that means and encompasses, You simply set the example and repeat the offer to 'follow you.'  You don't force it, You don't demand it, You don't intimidate to get it, You just extend Your hand in welcome and lead the way.  And somehow, through time and commitment, You manage to replicate Your desires in us to continue Your mission with Your strength to do what You've prepared in advance for our lives.  Help me to be like You, help me to re-present You to those needing another invitation, and help me follow You closely every day.  Amen

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