Oh that we would grasp the words of Peter, “Lord, to who shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” He had gone through life as a fisherman, a businessman if you will. He had learned the art of commerce, and caring for himself through his trade. However one day as he sat casting his net into the sea, he had a collision with destiny. Jesus came walking by Peter along his brother Andrew and called to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” This had to be a very strange moment for them. After all, what did it even mean to become a fisher of men? Although a peculiar statement, there was something very different about this man Jesus. His words and gaze penetrated deep into their souls unlike no person had ever been able to do. Before their minds could completely grasp what was happening, they immediately dropped their nets and began, what would become a lifelong journey of following Christ.
You see Peter had heard a different sound from the lips of Jesus. In world full of noise and many words, his heart was suddenly awakened by words of life. Beloved those same words still call to each of us today. Stop chasing the old way of doing things, and being, and let your heart be awakened by the words of life. Jesus beacons each of us to come on a wonderful journey of no longer rationalizing our life, or planning our destiny, but immediately dropping what we think we hold in our hands and wholeheartedly following Him. Will you take the full plunge today? Will you begin to follow the glorious sound from heaven which bids you to come, and join the cry of Peter by saying to Jesus, “Lord, to who shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”