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Friends in Christ Weekly Message
January 26, 2008

     Walking along the beach of Lake Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers: Simon (later called Peter) and Andrew. They were fishing, throwing their nets into the lake. It was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I'll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I'll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn't ask questions, but simply dropped their nets and followed.
     A short distance down the beach they came upon another pair of brothers, James and John, Zebedee's sons. These two were sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, mending their fishnets. Jesus made the same offer to them, and they were just as quick to follow, abandoning boat and father.

Matthew 4:18-22 (Message*)

What does it take for people to leave their profession, family and way of life, and instantly, without hesitation, follow someone whom they never knew before? Clearly these four saw in Jesus something worth leaving their old life over, even though they could not have known what all the new life would entail.

Their response to Jesus challenges us. Are we as ready to put everything else behind us and respond without hesitation when Jesus calls to us?

Bill Samuel

* The Message version ©2002 by Eugene H. Peterson.

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