Lent Devotional: Matthew 4:12-25

by Jonathan Haefs

Matthew 4:12-25 (click here)
While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. (Matthew 4:18-20)

Follow me.

A simple call with massive, life-altering ramifications. For Andrew and Peter, this call meant a change in all that was familiar. A change in occupation, a change in setting, a change in routine, a change in authority… a change in everything.

This call means the same for us.

Even if we are left in the same setting, same occupation, same routine…our authority has changed and so everything has changed. The setting isn’t really the same… it is a mission field now. The occupation isn’t really the same, for now we do it unto the Lord and with the goal of making him known. The routine is not really the same for now everything we do is undergirded by the purpose of glorifying Jesus.

Everything may be the same, but nothing is actually the same because we have answered a simple call that has massive, life altering ramifications.

Have you answer the call of Jesus? He calls to you with the same invitation he extends to all…

Follow me.

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