Follow speaks of the roles in a discipling relationship.

1 Corinthians 11:1 clearly instructs us in both roles of such a relationship, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”

The elder generation is called to “follow the example of Christ” — to model a Godly lifestyle by consistent example. This is why in the image, the elder is holding a scarf named Constancy. The colors in it are ox blood red representing sacrifice, camel representing steadfastness, seafoam green representing grace, white representing righteousness, and gold shimmer representing keys (authority).

The younger generations role is to faithfully follow the elder’s and learn by their example. We see this demonstrated by Ruth with Naomi in Ruth 1:16: “But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God…’”

In the upper right corner of the image is a scarf named Faithful Follower. The colors in this scarf are chartreuse green representing praise, plum representing inheritance, white representing childlike faith, and pearl/gold shimmer representing blessings of God’s truth.

The beauty of discipleship is that throughout your life you may fall into either role, depending on the relationship. There is always someone to set an example for and always someone to look up to; passing God’s truth from generation to generation.

I pray that you follow Him and the examples set by the Godly leaders He puts in your life. I pray that each generation can walk deeper with the Lord and in more of His power so that we might be light and salt to a hurting world.