Jesus Invites Us

It’s the classic call story.  While walking along the sea, Jesus approaches some seemingly ordinary men and invites them to follow him, on his mission to save the world.  Pretty epic, huh? It really is!  It’s incredible to think that Jesus offers this invitation to be a disciple to each one of us, no matter where we’re at in our lives.  “Being a disciple [then] gives purpose and meaning to [our] live[s] and offers [us] a new identity as God’s friend” (Outdoor Ministries of the ELCA).
Holy buttons!  What does it mean for us that we are invited and called by Christ himself, to be his friend.  “So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.”–Romans 5:11
With our summer already in full swing, let’s immerse ourselves in this amazing news and trigger the conversation…