Upon returning to the shore, the unschooled fisherman fall to their knees in awe of the stranger who had approached them. “Go away from me, Lord,” they said, “We are sinful men.”
But this stranger reaches down, and lifting the heads of these unschooled fisherman simply says, “Come. Follow me.”
It’s true. We worship a God who is in the business of calling People.
Our God has been calling people since the beginning of time.
God called Abraham to build a family.
God called Noah to build an arch.
He called Jacob to build a well.
Nehemiah to build a wall
And Jesus to build a way
God called David into the valley
And He called Moses onto the mountain
God called fisherman who’d be left out
He called the apostles to go out
And He called Martha to chill out
God called Esther to speak up
Job to shut up
Ruth the stick around
And Gideon to stick it to em
God called Joshua to take a walk
Jonah to give a talk
And Peter to be the rock
God called Solomon to be wise
Lazarus to rise
And Paul to press on towards the prize
God called Elijah in a whisper
He called Elisha to dig ditches
God called Mary by her name
And Simon and Saul by brand new ones
He called the Israelites into the wilderness
The Samaritan woman at the well
Peter onto the water
And water into wine
He called Daniel to be the best
He called His disciples to love the worst
He called the prophets to speak out
And he called the church to invite in
You see, there is literally no major character in the Biblical narrative who was not first called by God to something greater than themselves. And we worship a God who still is calling people today.
Yes, it’s true. We worship a God who is in the business of calling people.
Now the only question is, are we in the business of answering?