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This is His call to us.
Just as He called to His disciples, without explanation, as they rose from their boats and reached for His hand.
He calls and we either spend the rest of our lives following or we spend the rest of our lives fleeing that call.
We do not truly know at first Who we are following;
we do not truly know at first to what He is calling us.
Yet as we obey, He reveals Himself in the work, in the doubts, in the sufferings we all pass through in His company.
No one can explain to us exactly who He is,
no one can detail out the depths of His character,
yet as we follow, we learn in our own experience who He is.
We catch a glimpse of this Son of Man who changed the course of our world in the moment of His birth,
and in that glimpse He begins to change us.
And as we follow, through all of the work, the doubts, the sufferings, we begin to look like Him.
As we follow and gaze deeply at His face, we begin to see it for what it is just possible that it might become:
the face of Jesus as our face.
Art credits: Jesus Calls Fishermen etching by Jan Luyken; Jesus Calls the Fishermen woodcut; Jesus and His Disciples on the Sea of Galilee; Jesus Calls James and John woodcut