Called Two by Two

We read that Jesus walked by the seashore and called Simon Peter and his brother to be disciples. A little further along He met and called the brothers James and John. I wonder whether it actually happened on the same day. If so it could be called ‘Recruitment Day!’ The other disciples were called individually. but these brothers came in pairs.

On many occasions God allows us to have partners as we do our Christian work. What a blessing that is when we are with someone who speaks the same Christian language as us, someone who understands rejection from the world. This companionship must be a great blessing. This would especially apply in a foreign culture or where persecution is high.

For those who are called to ‘plough a lonely furrow’ God is there as their companion and guide.