Jan 6, 2014

Reflection: Follow Me

Here’s a reflection on Jesus’s call to the disciples (and to us) to follow.  It was written by Roddy Hamilton.

Follow Me

We could only hear the voice

We could not see him
for he stood with the sun behind him
and he glowed

We dropped our nets where they were
screwing our eyes at the light
confused by its brightness
yet drawn by those words
“Come and follow me”

The light shifted just at that moment.

This was the daring plan all heaven 
had been working on
through incarnation
and annunciation
around magnificat
those ancient words
scripted to lead nations into the reign of God
and here it was
centuries of work
whole generations had been longing for
a complete, worked out plan of salvation: 
"Will you come and follow me"
it worked for us 
but churches and project workers
have tried more advanced programmes
ever since.

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on Listening to the Stones. http://newkilpatrickblog.typepad.com/nk-blogging/mucky-paws/  Used by permission.