“AND HE SAITH UNTO THEM, ‘FOLLOW ME, AND I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN.'” (MAT.4:19).
When Jesus walked by the shore, He called to the fishermen who had just caught the biggest haul of their lives: “Come follow Me and I will make you fishers of men!” And immediately they forsook everything else–the fish, their nets, their boat, their livelihood and their old life–and followed Him!
How could they do such a thing? How could they forsake their very living and their own family and friends without notice, to follow this Stranger and His motley crew?–Because He offered them a BETTER life, a better job, in a better place with a better Boss for a better Family and greater rewards!–And those simple fishermen wandered off with a perfect Stranger and made history that has helped save millions of souls for Eternity!
Isn’t it ridiculous now to compare those few fish, a boat, a business and even one father and family which all soon perished, with the millions of immortal souls who have been saved for Eternity through the decision of those simple fishermen to put God first that day, drop everything, forsake all and follow Jesus? Now that we can see the results it’s easy to know they made the right choice! Has He called you? Will you follow Him?
(Forsake All [#425])