Jesus Calls

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.

21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. Matthew 4:18-22

At first, I thought that Jesus had to have a great deal of charisma for four adults to drop what they were doing and follow Him. These were seasoned, no-nonsense fishermen. They were at the Sea of Galilee to fish and earn money for their families. In order to survive in that industry, they had to be able to produce. So they were productive members of their society when Jesus called them.

But Isaiah 53:2 tells us that:

“He had no stately form or majesty to attract us, no beauty that we should desire Him.”

And yet He still convinced four fishermen to follow Him.

There are people out there in our spheres of influence who are ready to follow Jesus.

He tells us that the fields are white unto harvest (John 4:35). We don’t know who they are, but they’re there.

Given the current societal conditions of the Coronavirus, I should think they have a lot more time to think about everything and to consider the really important things in life.

When the opportunities arise – and they will – be bold in your faith as the day of His return draws nearer.

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