Day 37’s post from the BigRead13 can be found here.
Today we learn of the call to adventure Jesus issued to his disciples in Matthew 4:18-22:
18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
We’re asked if we, too, feel like we’re on an adventure, and asked to pray that when we’re asked to live life to the full, we live up to this challenge. I’m not sure I’ve ever been described as someone who lives life to the full. I’m perhaps the least well-travelled person in my department at work and amongst my group of friends. I’m not normally one to take risks, even calculated ones. I’m timid, physically (which may be hard to imagine for a 6’3″ chap, but I am scared of heights!). But in one way, maybe I am living life to the full. By trusting in God.