20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
At the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, He first called Peter and Andrew, and then James and John to drop everything and come join His ministry.
I’m interested this morning in their immediate response. They didn’t take time to think about it, work out the details, wonder what it would do to their livelihoods, question their own worthiness, etc.
It’s says straightway and immediately.
It makes me think that other spiritual preparation had to have taken place over a lifetime, drop by drop, to recognize the direction of the Spirit to follow Christ when He called.
How is our daily preparation? Do we desire to be instruments? Would we be willing, able, and worthy to go straightway and immediately to whatever we were called to do?
My hope is that I could answer yes. It’s a daily pursuit to be ready for anything He asks.