“One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow Me, and I will show you how to fish for people.” And they left their nets at once and followed Him.”
Do you ever wonder what kind of relationship Peter (Simon) and Andrew had before this Jesus encounter. Were they God fearing Jews? Did they often pray? Did they even know a Messiah would come to save people from their sins? Perhaps your question is, why did Jesus call them in the first place? What’s so special about them? Yet whatever the answers are to these questions, one truth does remain. Jesus did call them and empowered them to be world changers. What Jesus said to Peter and Andrew truly did come to pass. They really did fish for men and Peter in particular later became one of the founders of God’s church. Who would have thought such an incredibly ministry would befit a humble fisherman.
What this passage and message shows us, is that your life in God’s hands is limitless. It doesn’t matter where you are from, what background you have or your B.C1 lifestyle, you too can be used in the same way Peter and Andrew were. Perhaps Jesus purposefully decided to choose simple men to reveal His glory and power, in taking broken and small things and making them new. Today Jesus calls out to us too… ‘Come, follow Me..’ God can use you in your sphere of influence, whatever that may be. Don’t limit what God can do through your life.