In Service of the King
We all follow something with a passion. The news. Our favorite sports teams. Political leaders. But how passionately do we follow Jesus? Mark reports that when Jesus called the disciples, they left behind the world that they knew and followed him. They left their fisherman’s trade and two even left their father. Now that’s commitment! It is not that being a fisherman was wrong; it’s just that Jesus had something much larger in store for their lives. When Jesus preaches that we are to “repent” and “believe in the gospel of God,” he is calling us to turn from a former life—whether a life of sin or a life that is too small and too shallow—and to follow him into an adventure of a lifetime.