"When Jesus saw the crowd around him He told his followers to go to the other side of the lake. Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you any place you go”. Jesus said to him, “the foxes have holes to live in and the birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to rest his head.” Another man, one of Jesus’ followers, said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “follow me and let the people who are dead bury their own dead.” Matthew 8: 18-24
I want to follow Jesus to the other side of the lake, the other side of the world, the other side of this life. He tells me to follow Him and let the things of this world take care of themselves. He tells me that it is not easy... that every living creature has a place to call home except those who follow Him.
However, if He tells me to go to the other side, then it means that I will get there. It might not be an easy trip. I may not be able to see the road ahead of me. There won't be any shortcut. But there is no doubt about it. I will get there.
"Let the dead bury their dead."
I am following Jesus Christ.