A Haiku - Discipleship
Have you heard the knock?
Have you opened the door wide?
Have you welcomed him?
He will take you out,
Out into this troubled world.
With his "Follow me."
"Watch what I will do."
"Come and do thou likewise now."
"Thou good and faithful."
More than a disciple in name only?
His invitation is unchanged through the centuries.
You have thought "What would I have done, if in his lifetime he had said 'Follow me' to me?"
He lives still, and his invitation is still the same.
Now, today, you can know what you would have done then, by doing it now.
Job endured. Peter taught. Ruth served. Mary learned and loved.
Andrew followed. Philip gave his life and testified.
A Levite of that day heard and followed.
Like Paul we can follow, too, and be disciples, also.
This is the echo of the knock on your door.
Won't you open the door wide that he may abide with you, and you with him; then follow wherever he leads you by example and deeds?
You will speak to others today, if only by your example.
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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