Follow Me Nowhere

by Ray Reuter on July 7, 2016

follow me“Hey, follow me!”

“Where are we going?”

“I don’t know where …”

Following someone when you know where they are heading is one thing, but the task becomes much more complicated and difficult to follow a person with no knowledge of where they are going. Thus, following in this case is about the journey, not the destination. And this what following Jesus is all about. 

Jesus did make it clear and he did set expectations … “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” In other words, be prepared! We are not heading for one place and settling down. There will be little resting, catching our breath, staying in one place to hang out with new friends and do stuff. It’s totally all about God and God’s will. 

The invitation to follow Jesus nowhere is not very appealing, especially if like me you want to have a plan and don’t care for lots of spontaneous change. After all, I like certain things … my iTechnology and a strong wi-fi connection, good coffee, personal space, a hot shower. I have some conditions about following … I’d like to know where we are going, I want some things along the way, and I want to bring some of my stuff. Oh, and I’ve got a couple of things I’d like to take care of quick before we go. 

Jesus basically says to you and me … “Hey, listen up. Pay attention. Follow me and all those other things we be taken care of.” 

“But … But … Where are we going again?”


“Nowhere?! I’m not sure … I don’t know …”

“By the way, you should know this … I will always be with you.”

And you respond: “____ ___ ______ __.”

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