As of old, Jesus is still passing through the centers of busy, thronging life, calling people from their nets and boats, from college campuses and professional lives, from the seclusion of a small town to the overcrowded city saying, with His own inimitable and irresistible charm:
“Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Mark 1:17
You may be startled at the call to service, most men and women who have responded to His call, were similarly startled when the summons to serve God awoke them into action. Samuel was startled when the Divine voice rang out in the night; Gideon was startled, and replied: “Behold my family is poor, and I am the least in my fathers house”; Jeremiah said, when the call came to him: “Ah, Lord God! Behold I cannot speak, for I am a child.” Moses drew back, and said that he was unequal for the task to which God summoned him.
Answer the call to service on behalf of millions of souls for whom Jesus died, and to some of whom He wants to send you. Yield yourself to Jesus, and let Him infuse into you His mighty passion for their salvation. Do not look at your circumstances, or county your fives loaves and two small fishes, wondering if they will suffice; or at the waves, questioning if they will bear you up. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, and your ears open to His voice, and when once you are sure of His leading, go forward in His name. Jordan will divide before you, and the walls of Jericho will fall flat.