“Follow me.” Luke 5:27
Jesus saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post. He called out to him, “Follow me!”, and Levi got up, leaving everything behind. How many people would be like Levi? Certainly not the Pharisees and scribes, who were too busy observing Jesus, looking for His mistakes and sins.
Like Levi, Jesus calls us where we are, whatever we are doing. We may not be occupied with sinful things like Levi, who would have been greedy and kept part of the collected taxes for himself. But even while we are washing dishes, playing golf, looking though friends' posts on Facebook, or just walking, Jesus calls us.
When He calls, and we decide to follow, we have to leave certain things behind. We have to avoid sin. If we knew what sin does to us spiritually, we would stay far away from it just as we stay away from crowds because of the COVID-19 virus.
Our bodies will just be consigned to the crematorium or left in a hole in the ground. We can't see what sin does to our soul, and our soul will last forever. I am sure that sin does worse things to our souls than the COVID-19 virus could ever do to our bodies!!! If we are able to stay away from sin, we can celebrate and Jesus will celebrate with us, much like Levi rejoiced in his new found freedom!