What To Do When Jesus Calls

Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.  And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.  ANd straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.  And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee,and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.  And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

Mark 1:16-20

This is a great illustration of the power and magnetism of the Lord Jesus.  He walked along the sea of Galilee and He saw Andrew and Simon fishing.  He told them to follow Him and He would make them fishers of men.  I don’t know if they even understood what exactly that meant and what all it involved, but something about Jesus spoke to them.  When Jesus speaks to you, you answer: “And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.”  “Straightway” – I like that.  Immediately after being told to come with Him, they forsook all and followed Him.  Jesus said follow and they dropped their nets and followed.

Think of what that involved.  These men were fishermen by trade.  They left their very livelihood to follow Him into the unknown.  That is faith.

He continued walking and saw James and John in a boat.  He called them and they left everything (including their father and hired servants) and followed Him.  When Jesus called these men, nothing else mattered.

When Jesus called these men, they immediately forsook all and followed Him.  That is the correct response when He calls.  What do we do when Jesus calls?

*I am going to be gone this week, so feel free to comment, but I will not be able to respond until this weekend.  Thanks for reading!

One response to this post.

  1. I just used part of that verse in a card to my hubby. 🙂 He fishes . . God bless you Ben and all the ways you respond to Him!


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