Re:Verse passage – Mark 3:13-19 (day four)
Our passage this week presents a very important period in the life of Christ…the calling of the twelve. These men would be tasked with spreading the gospel throughout the world. Jesus invested His entire public ministry time into these men. They were given great gifts…much was expected of them. When others fell away, they stood firm. Following the ascension of Christ, all eleven remaining disciples were still present.
Four of the men on this list are almost anonymous…we know little or nothing about them. Their mention here in this list of the called is the totality of our knowledge of them. They had no pedigree…they sought no recognition…they demonstrated no great insight or leadership…they disappeared almost without a trace.
These men were Jesus’ disciples. They were faithful to the end…they accomplished what they were called to do. No fanfare, just obedience! Many of us are called just as they were. No fame, no recognition, no high profile responsibility…just simple obedience to share the gospel. God is glorified by our obedience!