” . . . someone said to Him, ‘Lord, I will follow You wherever You go'” (Luke 9:57)
Sounds impressive but I must say, when you consider Jesus’ reply, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” I’m thinking to myself–“What does that mean and do I want to go that far?” In response to Jesus’ words Oswald Chambers says,
These words destroy the argument of serving Jesus Christ because it is a pleasant thing to do. And the strictness of the rejection that He demands of me allow for nothing to remain in my life but my Lord, myself, and a sense of desperate hope. He says that I must let everyone else come or go, and that I must be guided solely by my relationship to Him…
I’m trying to put this in perspective with the post I made yesterday and my hopefulness toward a meaningful relationship with some of my family members. As I see it here, Jesus is saying, “let them go . . . there’s no security in relationship here but there’s security in me. Don’t let them rob you of your joy in Me.” Hummmmm, I’m going to have to cogitate on this.