In Matthew 4:18-19 it says.
18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,”Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
Aside from the obvious faith and trust to abandon their nets and follow Christ there is another level that is just a little bit deeper than a plain old net. These men were fishermen, as the passage says. That means that that net they were working with was there very livelihood. It is how they would provide for themselves and their family, how they survived.
With that in mind, can you imagine what it was like, what it would really mean, to lay down that idea stability of your own life to follow Christ on an uminaginable journey?
That is an extraordinary leap of faith right there. To just up and leave everything you have right to follow after Jesus. But that’s the kind of faith we need to have and the kind of faith that I am finally starting to understand as I prepare myself to go to Zambia next week.
So here is a good question for you to ask yourself.
What is your “net”?