John 1.35-51

As Jesus first called His disciples, He invites each of us to ‘come and see’ Him as a brother and friend.

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, Say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.’ God will rescue you from the fowler’s snare, from the destroying plague,… You have the Lord for your refuge; you have made the Most High your stronghold. No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent. For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways… Whoever clings to me I will deliver; whoever knows my name I will set on high. All who call upon me I will answer; I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them honor.” (Psalm 91.1-3,9-11,14-15)

Follow Me

To those with sincere hearts who seek,
He asks, “What are you looking for?”
The Truth shines on the poor and meek;
Those willing to hear Him, find more.

Inquiring where the Rabbi lives,
He welcomes them to “come and see.”
How rich is this new life He gives!
He invites them to “follow Me”:

To follow Him as a true friend,
To dwell with Him in word and deed,
To keep His hope until the end,
And share His love with those in need.

He is the Son of God on whom
The heavens dwell with joy and grace;
As Son of Man and the Bridegroom,
With Him, each soul will find her place.

Love invites each soul to His side;
To live in the Truth and abide.

May we hear His call and follow Him to the fullness of love with the deepest humility.

(c) Paul Buis, 2005