Saturday, June 9, 2018

Seeking Sabbath

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As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, 
Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
He said to them, "Come after me and I will make you fishers of men."
At once they left their nets and followed him. 

Matthew 4:18-20're just getting through your workday,

fishing away and working your nets, maybe your about ready to take a break,

maybe your feeling a little tired because you didn't sleep well last night...

Along comes this man that you've never seen or heard of before

a total stranger.

He says, "come with me..."

What do you do?

Jump up and go with him at once?


probably not.

Here and now we have the back round story, we know his name.


We know what he's all about for the most party.

Still, we hesitate to drop our nets, we don't follow,

some of us don't even acknowledge his presence.

Imagine the faith it would take to 

drop our nets at once and follow.

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  1. I've often been amazed at the word, "immediately", how the disciples decision to leave everything and follow Jesus was wholehearted and immediate.

  2. So true when reading those passages. They had such faith in Jesus.

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  3. That has always struck me about this story too - how they had no hesitation about leaving everything to follow the Rabbi Yeshua. Lord, help me be prompt and whole-hearted every time you call my name!