There’s a cost of following the Giver of Life;
A steep price if you truly wish to follow the Christ.
He seeks not your shekels but something within;
Your coins and possessions are no good to him.
One man met him while walking the road;
He said, “I will follow you, wherever you go.”
But this man was not ready for the words he would hear;
Christ gave a response that instilled in him fear:
“Foxes have their dens and birds their nests,
But the Son of Man has nowhere to rest.”
There’s a cost of following the Son of Man;
A commitment to follow him with everything you can.
He seeks not a moment, nor just one day;
Jesus asks that you give much more his way.
“Follow me,” Jesus said to another,
But the man was waiting to bury his father.
He only needed a few more days
Yet Jesus answered him with this simple phrase:
“Leave the dead to bury their own;
Go and bring others to the foot of God’s throne.”
There’s a cost of following the Shepherd of Souls;
A lifetime promise, not just a one-time toll.
He seeks not a payment but all of your heart;
He wants every piece of you, even the broken parts.
“Lord, I will follow you,” still another said,
Though he went home to say goodbye instead.
He missed his moment by looking back
When Christ wanted to bring him on eternity’s track:
“Don’t look to the past or put your hand to the plow,
For the Kingdom of God begins right now.”
There’s a cost of following the Begotten Son of God;
A desire to go where the saints have trod.
He seeks not perfection but the heart that is true,
He longs just to love us; he wants all of you.