What beautiful words:
“Come, follow me,” the Savior said.
Then let us in his footsteps tread,
For thus alone can we be one
With God’s own loved, begotten Son.
“Come, follow me,” a simple phrase,
Yet truth’s sublime, effulgent rays
Are in these simple words combined
To urge, inspire the human mind.
Is it enough alone to know
That we must follow him below,
While trav’ling thru this vale of tears?
No, this extends to holier spheres
Not only shall we emulate
His course while in this earthly state,
But when we’re freed from present cares,
If with our Lord we would be heirs.
We must the onward path pursue
As wider fields expand to view,
And follow him unceasingly,
Whate’er our lot or sphere may be.
For thrones, dominions, kingdoms, pow’rs,
And glory great and bliss are ours,
If we, throughout eternity,
Obey his words, “Come, follow me.”
— John Nicholson
I love this part, “Not only shall we emulate His course while in this earthly state, but when we’re freed from present cares, if with our Lord we would be heirs.” It’s so true—if we want to be heirs with the Lord (in receiving the gifts of God) we need to be like Him. The Lord beckons us to follow Him but it’s our choice, He won’t beg or force. However, our choice determines our eternal destiny.