The Weaving Word

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Matthew 4:18-22 The Calling of the First Disciples

“’Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men’. At once they left their nets and followed him.” One of many famous lines in scripture from when Jesus calls his first disciples, Peter, Andrew, James and John. This moment is so understated in the text. Jesus told them to follow, and they did, no time for deliberation, no questions asked. But what made them leave everything behind to take a chance on this man who was making some pretty big claims about himself?

I don’t believe they were acting purely on impulse. They might not have had much in the sense of worldly possessions, but what they had, they needed for survival. It wasn’t a small thing to walk away from their responsibilities. Maybe they had already seen Jesus work some miracles and had a burning desire to find out if he was the real thing. It could be that their hearts were moved by God. Or they looked into Jesus’ eyes and saw something there…I can’t even imagine what it would have been like to look God in the face, to see Him in the flesh, to actually hear His voice. Considering the effect Jesus had on so many different people, I suspect that something of his divine nature showed through for those receptive enough to recognize it.

Though we don’t have the benefit of walking alongside Jesus in the flesh, the Spirit is always with us, and Jesus is still looking for disciples. People who will put Him at the forefront of their lives– work, play, relationships, wealth, and responsibilities–and follow Him. Following Jesus does have a cost, though the rewards far outweigh any sacrifice we could possibly make. So where are our priorities? Has some aspect of our lives become more important than our relationship with God? If Jesus asked us to leave behind our boats to become fishers of men, would we do it? Definitely something to think and pray about.


About weavingword

Allison D. Reid is a Christian Fantasy author with a fondness for Medieval history. Her first published series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, embraces traditional fantasy elements but is also infused with deeper spiritual themes. The first two books in the series, "Journey to Aviad" and "Ancient Voices: Into the Depths" can be found at Amazon and other online book retailers. "Journey to Aviad" is now FREE. Visit to learn more.

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