Re:Verse passage – Mark 1:16-20 (day one)  Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. vs. 18

There was likely further discussion than what is recorded in the gospel narratives, but the heart of what was said was clearly recorded. This was not a transactional conversation. What these men got out of following Jesus was not necessarily clear. And yet, they followed. I think there are times that we forget the authority with which Jesus spoke, and still speaks. Imagine the absolute certainty that he exuded as he confronted these men. Follow me, and your lives will change, and this journey will be worth everything you are giving up and more. Friend, that message has not changed. May we never forget that when we meet Jesus we cannot leave unchanged. Whatever lies before us is infinitely more navigable with Jesus leading. Where has he called you? What has he asked you to give up? Are you still struggling with things that matter more than Jesus? Follow him; fully.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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