Matthew 4:18-22

“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. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.”

Let’s dwell on Peter at this point in his life, a young man, a fisherman. Then look forward to his last letter, 2 Peter, and see what this young fisherman has become after choosing to follow Jesus that day.

Many trials along the way. Many sins forgiven. Many lessons learned. He is now a teacher, “a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:1 He is a prophet warning the new Christians under his care of the false teachers who were coming and in fact were already there. Peter is still teaching us today through the power of the Holy Spirit. And it all started on that day over 2000 years ago by the Sea of Galilee when Jesus said to him, “Follow me.”

We have no idea how God will use us if we just respond yes when Jesus says to us, “Follow me.”

Prayer: Father, we never know what you have in store for us when we obey and follow you. How exciting to obey and follow you. Every day is a new experience filled with joy and peace. Open my eyes, ears and all of my senses today to enjoy Your day following You. Amen

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