May 18

“And He saith unto them, ‘Follow Me, & I will make you fishers of men!'” (Matthew. 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 & I will make you fishers of men!” And immediately they forsook everything else–the fish, their nets, their boat, their livelihood & their old life–& followed Him!

                How could they do such a thing? How could they forsake their very living & their own family & friends without notice, to follow this Stranger & 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 & greater rewards!–And those simple fishermen wandered off with a perfect Stranger & made history that has helped save MILLIONS of souls for ETERNITY!

                Isn’t that ridiculous now to compare those few fish, a boat, a business & even one father & 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 & 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?