Follow Me

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And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.  Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

—-Matthew 4:18-20

Peter and Andrew.

Two common men.

Two common men working at a common job—fishing.

Although it was common, it was a needed vocation.

Catching fish provided food for the people.

It wouldn’t really have mattered what job Peter and Andrew had; I believe they would have left any job to follow Jesus.

What if these events had happened in today’s world?

And Jesus, walking in the business complex, saw two brothers, Peter and Andrew, working at computers in an office.  He said, “Follow Me!” and they both walked away from their computers and left with Him.

Just think about what that would look like…..

The two doctors left the hospital and followed Him.

The two firemen left their trucks and followed Him.

The two factory workers left their assembly lines and followed Him.

That brings me to a point of personal reflection:

What is it that I am doing, that if Jesus called to me, I would walk away from to follow Him?

What is it that you are doing?

Would you walk away?

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