Do You Hear That?
Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him (Matthew 4:21, 22).
Scripture: Matthew 4:12-22
Song: “Follow Me”
A dog does not always come when it is called. Often, an owner has to train the dog to listen and obey every command given. It can take time and money for successful training. Jesus needed no training for the men He called. The sheer power of His words bade them come and follow.
As Jesus passed, He called to these fishermen and told them to fish for people. The men immediately left their jobs, their families, and their lives to follow Jesus. I cannot imagine the power that Jesus must have had behind those words or the greatness of the call pressed on their hearts when they heard it. Imagine if they’d ignored it! They would have missed the healing of the blind, the raising of the dead, the miracle of the loaves and fishes, the beginning of the Church, and so many stories of God’s providence and grace.
When we hear God’s call, it will shake us to our core. It might terrify or it might excite you. It may be something that takes you from your occupation, your family, your country—but it will be the call that God has given you, and it will do something amazing in your life if you listen to it.
Lord, thank You for the call You have on my heart to work for You. I pray I would heed it and that You would give me the strength to follow it through. In Your name I pray, amen.