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Follow Me

Written by  Rev. Sunny Wong
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“As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come,follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’” (Matt 4:18-19)

At the beginning of HIS ministry, JESUS was a stranger to many people but HE was not a random person in human history. HE is the one chosen by God to fulfill God’s law and complete the salvation plan for humankind. HE was baptized and then HE beat Satan and his temptation face to face by the words of God. HE was then to bring the most important change to the world. HE preached repentance and prepared to die for our sins. HE is ready and HE loves to invite you to join HIM. Are you ready?

Maybe not. Nobody is perfectly ready. Indeed, we never feel we are ready to work with Jesus, obey His commands, or serve HIM. Our Lord is not following our own agenda and schedule. HE has higher plan for us.


“However, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’— the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.” (1 Cor 2:9-10)

Don’t feel surprised. Our Lord is unpredictable but amazing. Peter and Andrew, two brothers working as fishermen and having no deep knowledge of God’s law, met HIM and experienced an amazing journey together with our LORD! JESUS was walking by the Sea of Galilee and saw them. HE did not sit down immediately to point out any their wrong doings ruthlessly. HE did not do any earthshaking miracle right away before their eyes. HE simply gently walked into their lives and made HIMSELF relevant to them. HE knows their hearts. HE knows their lives. HE has a plan for their future beyond their understanding at that moment. But our LORD is so confident to call them to “FOLLOW ME” and set the most important role for their future – “fishers of men”. This is our LORD!

This year, ACEM 38th Missions Conference, is going to invite you to experience this amazing journey – Follow our LORD JESUS CHRIST to become the fishers of broken souls. It is never a journey you can plan for yourself. Indeed it can be the most blessed journey prepared by our LORD JESUS CHRIST for you. It is wonderful, amazing, challenging, joyful, fruitful, exciting and unpredictable. It is an adventure that would leave you eternal meaning and legacy with no other life experience comparable to it.

Remember. It is a privilege to be called to FOLLOW OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. Not every fisherman was called. Not every tax collector was called. Not every zealot was called. We pray that you will be called by our LORD JESUS CHRIST. We pray that you will respond to HIS calling. We pray that you will prepare and equip yourself biblically in order to Follow HIM. We pray that you will treasure every moment of following our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

We pray that your following will be consistent, determined and permanent. We pray that your following will get yourself in deeper understanding and love to our LORD JESUS CHRIST. We pray that your following will inspire other brothers and sisters to Follow HIM together. We pray that your following will lead others to seek GOD. We pray that your following is pleasing to GOD!

Many people might not understand why we follow our LORD JESUS CHRIST. They might challenge our decision. They might make fun on us because we are walking on a path by faith not by sight, leading a lifestyle seeking to please God instead of ourselves and holding the biblical values so different from the world’s ones. Don’t worry! We are not alone. Our LORD, JESUS CHRIST, knows our feeling and fear. HE can carry us to walk through every challenging moment when we follow HIM as HE has had thousand years of experience already to take care of all the faithful followers before us. But each of us is still unique. Follow HIM to become the fishers to some special ones around us. No other people can replace you to bring HIS gospel to them because it is only you who know them. You are special and unique in the plans and eyes of LORD JESUS CHRIST. When JESUS CHRIST walked by the Sea of Galilee, HE saw Peter and Andrew specifically. He also sees you today!

Follow HIM! Don’t miss this amazing calling! May GOD bless you!

(Rev. Sunny Wong is the English pastor of NYCCC, co-chair of Missions Conference.)

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