When Jesus said, “Follow me” (v.24), He really did mean follow. We see the opposite of following in Peter’s comment (v.22), where he rebuked the prophesy of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It is so easy to think we know God so well that we know exactly what is planned and what should happen. But how often does God work in ways beyond our understanding? How often does the obvious solution turn out to be the wrong one? Let us not lose sight of the “following” we are called to. As we grow closer to Christ, let our closeness always be from behind, following in His steps.'