The Greatest Calling

May 26, 2009

“Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'” – Matthew 4:18-20

What do you think is life’s greatest calling? You might believe it’s a calling to be a missionary, or a teacher, or doctor, or a minister. While these are certainly great callings, they are all vocational callings and would rank no higher than fourth when it comes to the great callings of life! Others might say the greatest calling is to be a parent. And there’s no doubt that to be a parent is one of the great callings of life, because we have the opportunity to shape a life and to raise this child that God has entrusted to us. But the fact is, on any list of great callings, it would not rank higher than third. Some say, well, surely the greatest calling in life is the calling to marriage and to devote your life to another person for the rest of your life. Marriage is a high calling, indeed, but on God’s list, it would it be no higher than second.

The greatest calling in life is the calling to follow Jesus, the calling to be a Christian. And it’s a calling that is extended to everyone. It is a calling that is extended to all mankind.

If you have not accepted this amazing calling, will you surrender your life to Jesus and follow Him? Life’s greatest calling is the calling to be a Christian.