rebelling against low expectations

Leave Everything And Follow Me


Leave Everything and Follow Me

“Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men. And immediately they left their nets and followed him.” Mark 1:16-18

I read in Mark chapter one this morning, where Jesus calls the first of His disciples, and it struck me: Why did He choose these guys? They were just random fishermen along the Sea of Galilee. They had no special qualifications. They were fishermen for crying out loud! But Jesus chose the foolish to shame the wise.

You wonder if Jesus had ever seen them before, or if they had ever seen Him. Either way they immediately left their nets and followed Him. How foolish we would be to consider ourselves special because Christ has given us a mission. Yet, also, how foolish to discount their one credential: being willing to leave everything and follow Him. How few of us can meet that qualification. God help us.

What have you been reading in your Bible?

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Alex and Brett Harris

are the co-founders of and co-authors of Do Hard Things and Start Here. They have a passion for God and for their generation. Their personal interests include politics, filmmaking, music, and basketball. They are both graduates of Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia.

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