of our life's wild, restless sea;
day by day his sweet voice soundeth,
saying, "Christian, follow me!"
As of old the apostles heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for Jesus' sake.
Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world's golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, "Christian, love me more!"
In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
"Christian, love me more than these!"
Jesus calls us! By thy mercies,
Savior, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience,
serve and love thee best of all.~Cecil F. Alexander
Yesterday, at church we learned about living under the control of Christ. It was so significant to me that, like this song, no matter what life hurls our way we have a Savior who is calling us to follow and love Him each day. Life takes on a whole new meaning as we view it not from the tasks we have to do, or the problems we are facing, but through the grace of Jesus. We can have confidence to know that He has it all under control, we just have to yield ourselves and truly follow Him!