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2023 10 24

Good morning.

Simon and Andrew were ordinary people when they responded to Jesus' call to follow Him. They were fishermen. What set them apart was their faith to leave behind their old life for a new way of living.

In his gospel, Matthew writes that "at once they left their nets and followed him." (Matthew 4:20) We might miss the enormity of this decision. They left their businesses, their source of income. That was only the beginning. More than three years of discipleship took them far from family, home, comfort, and safety. They answered Jesus’ call with faith, not only to believe but also to leave.

When Jesus invites us to follow Him, we are  to set aside everything that competes for our trust in Him. In other words, we must be willing to leave our own “nets”—jobs and homes, or perhaps comfort and success—when the Lord calls us to do so.

We may not receive such a radical call, but we aren’t all that different from the disciples. The question is; will we like them respond in absolute faith in God to whatever He calls us to do?

Have a faith-filled day.


Mike and Daphne

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