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Jesus is the Way – our pathway and our traveling companion.

He shows us where we're going, and how to get there together. He invites us to join the journey.

Can you hear Jesus calling your name? Will you follow?

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Listen

As Jesus walked alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, because they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” Right away, they left their nets and followed him.

Matthew 4:18-20

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Think

When you've been waiting for a promise to be fulfilled – when you've been waiting generations! – you can't just sit around. You have to make a living, and you have to make a life. There are fish that need catching. There's homework to do and dinner to fix and business to manage and children to raise. As long as the promise is still far off, life must go on.

Fishing was the family business, and Peter and Andrew were at work when the Promised One called them. Maybe they were surprised to find that the same work that had kept them busy at everyday life would be their business for the coming Kingdom. Jesus understood their past, recognized their abilities, and called on the skills they'd built their lives on. They could follow this new Way without fear.

Nikki Finkelstein-Blair

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Pray

God of the Way, surprise me by the gifts you call out in me! Take the unexpected, everyday, unexceptional work of my life and transform it for your purpose: to gather others to yourself. Amen.

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Go

The Way is waiting for you. Take steps forward or even backward. Slow down or sprint or skip like a child. Whether your pace is fast or slow, steady or stumbling, Jesus welcomes you to follow him to God's glorious kingdom.

Nikki Finkelstein-Blair

Nikki Finkelstein-Blair is an ordained Baptist minister, military spouse, and mom of two boys. She loves making things: weaving stoles for pastors, writing devotionals and curriculum, and knitting almost anything but socks. You can follow her blog at www.amovingyarn.com for more seasonal reflections, and for thoughts on making things, moving around, and being a 40-something beginning violinist.

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