And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him. – Luke 5.27-28
Levi, a hated tax collector, was sitting at his table collecting taxes for Rome and making sure He got His own corrupt cut of the taxes. Jesu called other men of other trades but this man was the least well thought of and most despised of all the Jews who served Rome and their puppets in the Temple.
As He sat there Jesus walked up and simple said ‘follow Me.’
And Levi rose up and followed Jesus.
I know there is a lot more to it than this simple little picture, but isn’t that a great notion of serving God? What is all Christians simply followed Jesus? What if we followed Jesus in the way we treat people? How about how we dealt with our enemies? What if we followed Jesus in the places we go and things we watch and words we listen to and how we respond to jokes?
What is we just followed Jesus? Do you think we’d make a difference in this world od madness around us?