Last Thanksgiving, I made some broccoli salad along with all the other usual menu items. My wife said, “None of the kids like broccoli salad; why did you go to all that trouble?” I said, “Because I like it.”
The words of Jesus keep ringing in my ear, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross & follow me.” Only people who want to follow Jesus, will. We can talk all day long to them about how wonderful He is, how great the benefits of following Him are, that it will make a huge difference in where they spend eternity … But if they don’t want to follow Jesus, they’re not going to.
The first call of any disciple is simply to be with Jesus. If that doesn’t appeal to you, that’s very sad. If it does sound delightful to you, you’ll be happy to know He can’t wait to scoop you up in His grace & share His joy, peace, wisdom & hope with you. Jesus is better than my broccoli salad & I make a very good one.