"As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him."
Can you imagine what it was like for these guys? To leave everything they knew to follow someone they didn’t. It ‘s mind boggling. The absolute trust those guys had in Jesus.
There must have been something about Jesus that made them think leaving their livelihood and everything they knew was a good choice.
If someone came and said, “Follow me”, I’d have a few questions. Where? Why? How long? What do I need to take with me?
Jesus isn’t asking us to leave our brains at the door but he is asking us to trust Him and his plan for our life.
“Come on,” Jesus says. “I have a life and a purpose planned for you. And it may be different to what you think and it might be hard but it will be the best possible life you can live.”
I bet those fisherman thought they’d be fisherman their whole lives until Jesus came along. I bet they never thought they’d be disciples. I bet they never thought they’d be fishing for men . . .
How things turn out differently when Jesus is involved.
Maybe Jesus is calling you to be a preacher, or a pastor, or a missionary or a prophet, or an accountant or a teacher or a librarian or a carer or a cleaner or . . . . . . .
Listen to Jesus, like those first disciples did, and follow Jesus, because that’s the best possible life you can live.
- Erica Noonan-