“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. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men.’ At once they left their nets and followed him.” (Matthew 4:18-19)
As I read those verses this morning, I was struck by the simplicity of the situation. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. It was just another ordinary, routine day. Maybe Peter and Andrew were tired because they had to get out on the water early. Maybe they were thinking about what they needed to do when they were done working for the day. Maybe they were worried about how they were going to make ends meet that month if they didn’t catch enough fish. Nothing special. Nothing out of the ordinary. But then a man they didn’t know walked alongside the Sea and said “Come! Follow me.”And they went. They didn’t know this man, but they must have sensed he was worth following. There must have been something about his invitation that caused them to leave their nets — their livelihood — read more via Dropping my nets.