Go Tell Others

Mar 18, 2016 1959

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. 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, and immediately they left their they left the boat and their father and followed him (Matthew 4:18-22).

For the response of these brothers to Jesus’ call to be so immediate, tells us a lot about Jesus’ influence over people. His magnetism left them in no doubt about what their response should be.

You may have felt that way yourself when Jesus called you to follow him. His call left no doubt in your mind.

What a tragedy it would have been had these disciples chosen to remain with the family business rather than to follow Jesus. Their influence over the centuries since exceeds anything they could have done to increase the size of the family business. John’s New Testament books alone have blessed multitudes over the past two millennia.

The mission Jesus gave these four men is similar to the mission he gives to each of us. Go and tell others what the Lord has done for you.

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