When Jesus called Philip, the Bible records that he found him (John 1:3). Jesus sought out and found Philip before telling him, “Follow me.”
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8) and his call today to follow him and to be his disciple is very similar. He seeks you and me out and he finds you and me, before he asks us to follow him. Imagine this, that the God of the universe is seeking you to find you as a good shepherd seeks out the sheep that is lost (Luke 15:4).
Points to ponder:
Today if you hear his voice, harden not your heart, but respond to “Follow Jesus Christ” for he seeks you to find you. The question that remains, which demands an answer is, Have you in turn sought Jesus and found him and when you find him, are you willing to follow him, as he has concisely and precisely commanded?
John 1:43 (KJV)
43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
Luke 15:2-7 (KJV)
2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.