by Eric Reeder
It’s amazing that over and over again we get to see the picture of Father as the one who comes toward us and pursues us. He's never interested in leaving us in our situations or in an ordinary life just doing what is needed to get by. Jesus is the revelation of Father, and we ongoingly see His heart is to have us with Him. He isn’t looking to push us away or leave us out on the waters of life striving to make it.
Jesus came and got these men that were out doing what they could to bring in a livelihood and fix things the best they could. They were going about their ordinary day and Jesus invites them into the extraordinary. When they heard that they were wanted, they dropped what life had been and turned (repented) toward a life with Jesus. Jesus conveyed the good heart of Father and it awakened them to a new life. Not just a life of different activities, but a life settled on the reality that they were wanted, purposed, and invited into something more.
Powerful, life changing moments happen as the goodness of Father is seen; hearts turn, ordinary moments fill with extraordinary impact, and the course of life is no longer about what you achieve but who you are. When Jesus called His disciples, He showed us Father’s heart that is for us and after us and not willing to leave us floating along or tangled up in brokenness. He is always coming toward us with goodness and hope.
See Him, hear Him, and go with Him in any ordinary moment to experience the extraordinary.
Eric Reeder is joined by other leaders of RISEmovement to reveal the heartbeat of The HOPE-filled Gospel.