Monday: November 30, 2020
Matthew 4:18-19 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
When teams are negotiating transfer fees for soccer players, some are viewed as overpriced and others, underpriced. These estimates are dependent on a multitude of factors but those for whom high fees are negotiated, it is presumed there is potential to match up to certain standards or there is a proven track record to command such fees and wages.
Two ordinary activities included in the job description of fishermen were being carried out when Jesus encountered the two pairs of brothers: while one pair was casting nets, the other was mending theirs.
Yet, Jesus makes a strange proposition: “follow me and I will make you fishers of men”. That was an unusual role for a fishermen.
In effect, what Jesus does was to take the ordinary skills and knowhow of these men and elevate that to the status of “extraordinary”. If they chose to follow him, He intended to add up to what they had and make them key players in His agenda. That my dear, is the operations of God.
Mary, a young virgin, became the mother of Jesus;
David, a shepherd boy, slayed a giant and became king;
Peter, Andrew, James & John, ordinary fishermen, became fishers of men.
Sweetheart, when God is truly involved, ordinary adorns a new form! It puts on a cloak of dazzling excellence and brilliance. Simply put Ordinary becomes ‘EXTRAORDINARY’.