Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,
and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”
As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea–for they were fishermen.
And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”
And immediately they left their nets and followed him.
As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets.
Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
Questions to Ponder:
Do you remember the first time you came to believe in the good news? Do you encourage others to hear the good news and to follow God? What do you think it means to proclaim the good news in the modern world?
Prayer for Today:
Loving and gracious God, lead me to be the person that You want me to be. Give me the courage and the wisdom to hear Your call and to answer it with my whole heart. I am so grateful to know Your good news. Help me to live it each day. Amen.