Psalm 30; John 21: 1-19
Guiseppe Garibaldi was an Italian soldier who lived during the 1800’s. His father dreamed of his entering the priesthood, but Guiseppe had dreams of being a sailor, and the Navy was the way to do it. His leadership abilities caused him to rise quickly in the ranks, and in time, he amassed a powerful volunteer army. This army was also incredibly committed to the cause. Garibaldi appealed for volunteers in these words: “I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor provisions; I offer hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart and not with his lips only, follow me!”
If you are an avid fan of Jesus, and loves to follow his life and ministry story, you would always hear Him say that eternal life is all about following Him. He summarized His whole plan for the disciples in just two words: “Follow Me!” To Peter and his brother Andrew, Jesus said, "Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Jesus immediately went to James and his brother John, and called them. What He said, I don’t know, but they left their nets and followed Him. One person wanted to wait around and bury his dying father, and Jesus said, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead." To Matthew, known as Levi, Jesus said, “Follow me,” and Matthew dropped what he was doing and followed Jesus.
Jesus explained as He taught, that His disciples were those who heard His voice, became His sheep, and "followed"