Almost everyone who follows Jesus in the New Testament leaves something behind.
Peter and the disciples who were fishermen left their nets and boats.
James and John left their father as well as a prosperous family business (as uncovered by archaeologists).
Matthew left behind his lucrative business as a tax collector.
The blind beggar who used his cloak to gather the coins, left the cloak lying there after Jesus gave him his sight.
The woman at the well ran off and forgot her water jar once she met the man who told her "everything she had ever done.”
The woman who suffered from continual bleeding left a long line of doctors behind.
The young boy gave up his picnic lunch to the Lord, and saw a multitude fed.
The son of the widow of Nain left an empty coffin lying there by the city gate.
Lazarus, perhaps most miraculous of all, left behind a pile of grave clothes and an empty tomb.
It’s hard to imagine the freedom we find