It was the chance of a lifetime—if they only knew how it would end up! These four fishermen were going about their business as usual. Their family business was a stable income for the most part.
Then along comes a compelling offer of a new career. They had seen this extraordinary man before and even heard some of his teaching. But now, he singled them out with a personal invitation, “Come with me. Hang out with me and learn from me. Work with me to change the world!” This was no part-time job but a full commitment. They would eat, sleep, and travel together with Jesus, learn from him and seek to become like him.
Did they hesitate? Not a bit! They left their boats, nets, income, security and all—and followed immediately. No thoughts of keeping options open or waiting for a better offer. It was an exciting life—often perplexing, dangerous, fulfilling, and blessed.
When Jesus calls, it’s time to go. No delays, no regrets! Being chosen for His team is an awesome privilege.