Follow Me - by Roddy Hamilton, “Listening to the Stones”
We could only hear the voice We could not see him for he stood with the sun behind him and he glowed.
We dropped our nets where they were screwing our eyes at the light confused by its brightness yet drawn by those words
“Come and follow me”
The light shifted just at that moment.
This was the daring plan all heaven had been working on through incarnation, and annunciation, around Magnificat, those ancient words scripted to lead nations into the reign of God and here it was, bold, clever, centuries of work
whole generations had been longing for….. a complete, worked-out plan of salvation.
"Will you come and follow me?"
It worked for us,
but churches and project workers have tried more advanced programmes ever since.