Jesus said a lot of things to a lot of people, but nothing that means more to us, right here and right now, than these words from Matthew 4:18-22 (The Message):
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.
1) What have you "dropped" from your life in order to follow Jesus?
2) James and John left everything, including their father, to go with Jesus. What is keeping you from being a fully devoted follower of Christ? Will you follow where He leads without questioning where you are going? Is this day and age of the GPS, are you willing to "drive blind?"
3) Are you a "new kind of fisherman?" Who are the people in your life that you need to bring to Jesus?
He Is Risen!