Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life;
Such a Way as gives us breath,
Such a Truth as ends all strife,
Such a Life as killeth death.
Come, my Light, my Feast, my Strength;
Such a Light as shows a Feast,
Such a Feast as mends in length,
Such a Strength as makes his guest.
Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart;
Such a Joy as none can move,
Such a Love as none can part,
Such a Heart as joys in love.
‘Come’ is the call of the poet to God, but it is also the response of the person to a call from God. The Gospel reading for today is the disciples second call. After the first call, Peter, Andrew, James and John had gone back to fishing. They continued to watch Jesus however, as He established His authority in the synagogue, healed the sick and drove out demons. Here He also established His authority in their lives - He met them on their level and helped them in their work. From this point on, they left their nets and remained with Jesus. For us too following Jesus means more than just acknowledging Him as Saviour. We must leave our past behind and commit our future to Him.
‘When they had brought their boats
to shore, they left everything and
Luke 5 v 11