Simple Yet Not Easy

The facts of faith are straightforward, written down in God’s word for all of us.  In the Gospels there is a story of the calling of Levi…in Mark 2 starting at verse 13 and in Luke 5 starting at verse 27.  It is short and straight to the point, Jesus says two words, “Follow me” and Levi gets up and follows Him, leaving everything behind.  It immediately has us asking for more information about the situation, ‘how is this possible?’, ‘they must have known each other before that moment.’  Yet no additional information is provided.  Jesus extends the invitation as He does to all of us…“Follow me”…the response to His words is up to each one of us, every day.  Do your best and let God take care of the rest.  Amen.

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Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.  What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?”

Luke 9:23-25

(This photo was taken in August of 2016 in Glacier National Park in Montana)

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