Marking the day

Do you mark special days on the calendar?  In our house we do.

August 5 is a special day to me because in 1979 I became a follower of Christ.  The Journey with Jesus took on special significance for me, and I’m eager to share it with others now.

You can start to follow Jesus like people follow others on social media because you are interested or curious.  The more/the longer you follow Jesus, you realize that this man is captivating and also a mystery.  He makes bold, breathtaking claims.  He also heals the sick and exorcises demons.  He forgives the sinful and criticizes the merely religious.   (more…)

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13. Come Follow Me

Starting a Journey with Jesus, Day 13  (Matthew 4:18-22)

Jesus invited two sets of brothers, all fishermen, to come and journey with him.  You are invited to continue the journey too.

Walking beside Lake Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers: Simon (later called Peter) and Andrew.  They were throwing their nets into the lake, for their work was fishing.  Jesus said to them, “Follow after me. I’ll make you a fisher of men.”  Right away they left their nets and followed him.

A little ways further he saw another pair of brothers, James and John, Zebedee’s sons.  They were sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, mending their fishnets, and Jesus called them to follow.  They immediately left behind the boat and their father and followed him. (Matthew 4:18-22)


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