In the first Hobbit movie, unexpected guests invite Bilbo to join them on a big, scary adventure. Bilbo would much rather stay where life is warm, safe and easy – but he joins them at the last minute. On the journey, he sees things he never dreamed of, meets awesome creatures, and discovers who he really is.
Jesus invites us into a big, scary adventure too – one where we will face danger and discover new things about ourselves. He says ‘Come follow me’ (Matthew 4:19) – ‘see where I lead. It won’t necessarily be safe, but it will be good’. Will you follow Jesus and see where the adventure takes you?