Called By God

They were minding their own business: fishing and tending their nets. Doing what they had done for most of their lives, as their fathers before them had done for generations. Making a living the best they could in the same way most other men their age in their community did. And then along comes a man, seemingly out of nowhere—just strolling down the beach. Instead of waving, or the usual non-committal-I-see-you-head-nod we men so often do, instead of this, he simply says, “Follow me and I will make you fisher of people.” And immediately Simon and Andrew left their nets and followed him. I don’t know about you, but I find this rather odd. They didn’t ask him who he was. They didn’t ask what in the world he meant by “fisher of people.” There is no indication that they hated their jobs or their lives and were desperate for a change of any sort. No questions asked; no explanation given. They just dropped everything and followed him, just as James and John did further down the beach. What would you have done? What does it mean to be “called” by God? Have you been called? How do you know? Join us this Sunday Live on Facebook at 11:00 as we explore what it means to be “Called by God.”

Mark 1:17: And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”