As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net
into the sea—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me.”
In the same way that most of us do not use all of our creative or analytical abilities, we also seldom strain ourselves spiritually. It doesn’t occur to us that God might have life-changing work for us to do; that we might touch others and help to transform their lives, bringing them glimpses of God’s love and power, opening their hearts and strengthening their spirits. Such powers seem to be more in the province of pastors and Popes.
But when Jesus strolled along the shoreline, he called to two ordinary men, two fishermen. He chose common people for the uncommon and holy work of helping with his ministry and establishing his church. He is still choosing common people today. Choosing you and me. Let us follow him. Let us help create the miracles he has planned.
©Carol Dean Henn, 2017
Carol Dean Henn of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA