There’s a story told, from Civil War days before American slaves were freed, about a northerner who went to a slave auction and purchased a young slave girl. As they walked away from the auction, the man turned to the girl and told her, “You’re free.”
With amazement she responded, “You mean, I’m free to do whatever I want?”
“Yes,” he said.
“And to say whatever I want to say?”
“And to be whatever I want to be?”
“And go wherever I want to go?”
“Yes,” he answered with a smile. “You’re free to go anywhere you’d like.”
She looked at him intently and replied, “Then I’ll go with you.”
And so with us.
That is discipleship.
Who better to follow than the One who saves us.