Today’s devotion is based on John 1:43, “The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”
In our Bible reading today, Jesus is calling his first disciples. We read that he finds a man named Philip and says to him, “Follow me.” That’s it. Follow me. Jesus tells Philip that he doesn’t need to lead. He just needs to follow. Jesus doesn’t tell him what the future will be like. But he does say to him that he will be with him always.
Jesus is calling us with those same two words, “Follow me.” We can be even more confident than Philip to respond to Jesus’ call. Philip was called before Jesus died and rose. We are called by the resurrected and living Savior. The future made seem uncertain, but we can continue in confidence because Jesus is our leader.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; thank you for calling me to follow you. Help me through the power of the Holy Spirit to follow you wherever you lead me. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray.