Follow Me

Two little words can change a life.   When Jesus shows up things change.  Doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing. Simon and Andrew were fishing, James and John were in a boat mending nets.

Four Fishermen Called as Disciples

And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. 

When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets. And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him. (Mark. 1:16-20 NKJV)

Yet Jesus shows up and says, Follow Me” and they do.  I don’t see any arguing, any, hey wait a minute I have to go pack,”; no two week notices, no stalling.  They just get up and follow Him.

So, this early morning I have to ask why?  Why did they get up and follow?

Were they tired of fishing?

Were they looking for a new job when Jesus showed up?

Did they have enough of the family fishing business?

Was it His authority?

Was it His love?

Was it their curiosity?

I don’t really know.

But I do know that when JESUS says, “GET UP,” things have a tendency to rise!

I’m thinking it’s not about Simon, Andrew, James or John that day. It was about the power of God in human flesh speaking life into those men.  Resurrection power, life words by the God who spoke the world into existence.  I’m thinking there is life and power in those words…

“Get up

Follow Me”

ok, let’s go!


New King James Version (NKJV)

The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.


Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and a Certified Peer Specialist. At her blog Prayers and Promises she shares from her heart on how to find hope in this crazy world!

12 thoughts on “Follow Me

  1. This fits right in with my BSF lesson – we are studying Matthew this year. I also like,” “When Jesus says “Get Up,” things have a tendency to rise.” it is time for me to “get up and see” what Jesus can rise up in Gods glory! God bless you!

  2. Hi, I loved your words, “But I do know that when JESUS says, “GET UP,” things have a tendency to rise!” I have had diagnosed ALS f

    1. for over two years. I never feel like transitioning from bed to wheelchair or wheelchair to pool therapy. It’s His love for me and my need to rise to His call that gets me “up.” It’s love that calls me to rise above what I feel to live a life of Faith. Thank you for posting1

  3. Very inspirational. I like, “When Jesus says “Get Up,” things have a tendency to rise.” That is the truth!

  4. for me answering a call requires no consideration of consequences just a ‘responsibility’ to the other. As fisherman they lived day to day and that perspective allowed them to embrace a call

  5. God is a VERB. When Jesus speaks and the Holy Spirit descends upon us, resistance is futile. Pax Tecum.

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