A NEW JOB
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19, NIV
Ever experienced the feeling of getting a new job? The feeling is usually great especially when it is something you love to do. Can you imagine what the experience was for Peter, Andrew, James and John when Jesus came to call them to leave their much-loved job as fishermen to join Him in His business of catching people? It was a new job but I don’t think Peter and his fellow felt excited about it – perhaps because they were being moved from a familiar terrain to an unfamiliar one. Yet, they followed Jesus. They must have weighed their options and consider the fact that though this new job isn’t so much a familiar terrain, the one employing them knows what is best for them.
How are you finding your own occupation? Are you excited or bemused about it – perhaps for the pay, the satisfaction or any other thing that is your experience at the moment? Whatever job we do, Jesus expects us to consider making others His disciples our topmost priority. Just as Jesus called Peter and others, His call is extended to each of His children today to be His fishermen, who not only catch fish for money or survival; but whose goal is to catch men for Him, making them His disciples.
• Birthday Blessing: “He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly and suffereth not their cattle to decrease-” Psalm 107:38.
RBT Passage: 1 Samuel 28-31
It is not great men who change the world, but weak men in the hands of a great God. –Brother Yun