Thursday, May 24, 2007

Follow Me

18While 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. 19And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21And 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. 22Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

This is really amazing. Peter, Andrew, James, and John had never heard of Jesus. But when Jesus said to follow him, they did. Why? The Holy Spirit. This is the only answer that makes sense to me. If a wandering preacher ordered me to follow him, I would probably (1) run away, or (2) ignore him. But, it appears the Holy Spirit led Jesus's first disciples to give their lives to His ministry. In the same way, we have been led by the Holy Spirit to follow God.

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