And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
Today is the beginning of a new blog meme - ten weeks of looking at ten different words as part of the Word Nerd Blog Hops.
The word for this week is fishing, and I couldn't help but think of when Jesus called two men to be a part of His life's work. I chose the KJV because I like the way its worded. Jesus said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
I think there are two key things to note here. The men - Peter and Andrew didn't question the call, they just followed - blindly trusting in the Man who called them.
Another noteworthy thing is that they abandoned their livelihood to follow Jesus. I can't help but recall a song by Stephen Curtis Chapman with a line that said, "We will abandon it all, for the sake of the call."
So my question for you on this blog hop Thursday is this, what are you willing to abandon in order to follow God's call on your life?
Are you ready to go fishing and see what He has for you?