Christian Short Stories - Follow Me He Said
In Matthew chapter four, verse nineteen of the KJV says “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Now most of us have all heard this passage, but have we really examined it closely?
Our first assumption is most likely the obvious. Jesus is calling to Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother who were both casting their nets into the sea. The obvious is that he was calling them to be His disciples and to become “fishers of men”, which meant that they would go out into all the world and preach the gospel.
But let's dig a little deeper into this and see what we can discover.
So your at work and right in the middle of an important meeting you see someone going by that calls out to you to stop what your doing and to follow Him.
Are you gong to follow?
Be honest! Are your really going to follow Him?
Now of course Jesus just isn't anyone and I am sure he spoke with great authority in a convincing way.
But honestly, they must have had some great faith to drop everything and follow Him.
I guess you could pass it off and say that maybe they weren't very good and fishing. Or maybe they hated fishing anyway, so why not follow Him.
I'm guessing that was not the case. I'm guessing that they were so convinced that Jesus was speaking with such authority that they better drop everything and follow Him.
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Now I don't know about you but I sometimes have trouble interrupting a television show to answer the phone, let alone drop everything and follow Him.
Jesus calls us everyday to follow Him!
Are we too caught up in our own little thing to drop what we are doing and follow Him?
Jesus didn't tell Peter and Andrew to meet Him later, or go pack a few things to bring with you. He said follow Him!
He is calling us in so many ways! He is calling us to help out at our local Church in any kind of way! He is calling us to help feed the homeless and hungry! He is calling us to support mission trips! He is calling us to tell our neighbors about Him! He is calling us to help the widow down the street with her yard work! He is calling us to help the person that can't drive get to their doctor's appointment!
Get it yet!
Now I am just as guilty as anyone! I need to get my behind off the sofa and follow Him also!
Jesus must have a lot of patience, because I am constantly telling him I'll be right there. Hold on I'm coming, I just have to do this first!
Remember Jesus' entire ministry was only three years and he then gave his life so that we could have eternal life with Him.
Don't wait any longer! Jesus is calling out to you to follow Him! Are you going to?
Give your life to Him today by dropping everything and following Him!