(April 16, 2015)
How much faith and trust must it have taken for the disciples to leave what they had worked their whole lives for and to follow Christ? They did not, at that moment, know or have the experience they would later gain. They did not have any proof of who the Savior was. All they had was an invitation – and the elect heard His voice and followed.
It is a frightening consideration that the Lord may likewise be speaking to me and I am simply not hearing Him. I wonder what actions Peter took before that day (studying the scriptures, showing mercy, prayer, and so forth) that prepared him to hear the voice of the Master and to know to follow Him?