Thursday, November 11, 2010

Follow me and I will........

The First Disciples

Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."

Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

Matt 4:18-20

I read this passage this afternoon and I was struck by the fact that as far as I can tell this was the first encounter Simon Peter and Andrew had with Jesus. So picture the scene, this stranger walks up to them and offers to make them into fishers of men. Without a second thought they step away from their livelihood and follow him.

I wonder what it was about the offer of learning to be 'fishers of men' that resonated so much with the brothers that it led to their response. There had to be something in both the offer and the person offering it that made it so attractive that it elicited such a response.

I wonder what Jesus would offer to me that would connect to my inner yearning and cause me to respond in the same way.

'Follow me and I will make you a great composer'

'Follow me and I will make you learn to love yourself completely'

'Follow me and I will make you touch other people's lives'

Follow me and I will........

Follow me and I will........

Follow me

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