Little did they know about theology and religious politics.
They simple fell in love with the person of Jesus.
If someone told these juvenile fishermen that one day their
beardy pictures would decorate most of the church buildings
in Europe, they would have laughed their heads off.
They heard the call, left their nets and stepped into a new adventure.
I’m sure that emotional excitement characterized their days.
They were moving from one place to another with a youthful
enthusiasm. Struggles for a position and other practical evaluations
came later. They had fallen in love with God.
Peter was brought to Jesus by his friends.
He was a big catch. If Peter would follow, so many others would
come in his footsteps.
Peter followed Jesus and ended up losing his own strength and
self-confidence. He went from failure to failure.
After all these embarrassing incidents Jesus talks with him heart to heart.
Jesus tells him to feed his sheep.
By now Jesus had had several serious moments with Peter,
yet he believes that Peter is the man. He would be the right person
to communicate the heart of God to the church.
At the end of this conversation Peter hears the call again, “Follow me!”
He knew so much more what it meant.
It was another revelation of God’s unfailing grace.
Because of the grace we follow and continue to follow.