“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”
-John 10:27 NIV
“Be a leader, not a follower.” I’ve said it to my kids. It’s generally good advice but there are times when it would be ignorant not to be a follower. If a firefighter wants to lead you out of a burning building, by all means follow. If you’re lost in the woods and a ranger finds you, please follow them back to civilization. If you’re destined to die, (and we all are) please follow Jesus to eternal life. It makes good sense to follow Jesus. He’s proven His love for, and His loyalty to us. He’s promised to lead us beside still waters (Psalm 23), and to springs of living water (Revelation 7). As followers of Jesus, we will go where He has gone. He entered the tomb dead, and walked out alive. We will do the same. He ascended into heaven and on the day we die, our souls will follow Him. On the Last Day, our bodies too will rise perfected and follow Jesus to heaven. It’s foolish to follow people who aren’t trustworthy, but when it comes to Jesus, being a follower is a sign of strength and wisdom. Follow the Leader!