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. And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.
Comment: What a privilege it was for those who were first called by the Messiah of God! On the other hand they don’t seem to be the sort of people that would be called to a religious life of austerity (these four were in a lucrative business) and they weren’t the scholarly types able to handle contacts with the well educated, biblically knowledgable leaders of the land. But maybe that was not the type that Jesus wanted – He wanted people who could fish for people! – or at least that is what He called them to do!
Prayer: Thank You that You still call people to follow You!