Leave Your Nets

When Jesus first began his ministry he left home, moved to Capernaum, which is by the Sea of Galilee, and there he began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has drawn near.” This is a powerful statement which he invited his first recruits to act upon, immediately.

As he walked along the beach he saw two brothers, Simon Peter and Andrew, casting a net into the sea for they were fishermen. He called out to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!” The Bible says that they immediately left their nets and followed Him.

When I read the words, “left their nets,” I was struck by the implication here that Jesus invited them to leave their way of living, their way of business, their way of providing for themselves, their way of carrying on the family tradition; and follow Him.

I wonder today, what areas of our lives might Jesus be calling out to us, “Follow me! I have a better way!” or “Follow me! I will show you a brand new way to live your life!”

May we hear His call to us today and react speedily, without reserve and without hesitation, to a brand new way of doing a familiar way of life.

One thought on “Leave Your Nets

  1. Christina Reply

    Thank you for this! It’s hard to imagine walking away from the familiar while, at the same time, easy to understand the desire to do so. Great word!

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