Follow Me Boys

10 August 2015

The final verse to the classic song 'Follow Me Boys' is:

So the journey's end
Is beyond our sight,
Follow me boys, follow me,
If we do our best
Then we've done alright,
Pack your load, hit the road and follow me.

John 14:5-6 says:

5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"

6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

The trail we trod is full of twists and turns. Sometimes we aren't sure of our destination and sometimes we know where we want to be but we don't know how to get there.

Blazing the trail without a guide is foolish and can lead to trouble.

In Scouting, the destination is better boyhood and Eagle Scout. Your guides are older scouts and leaders. They have the experience and the training to help you along the way.

In life, the destination is righteous living and a joyful heart. Your guides are your parents, church and scout leaders and maybe your older siblings.

The trail to Eagle will help you to live a righteous life. The joy from a job well done through service to others is irreplaceable.

In all of this, your leaders, through Christ, will guide you. Each of us saying 'Follow me boys, follow me'.

 

'Follow Me Boys' by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

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