As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:18-19
He walked. He saw. He called.
I like the fact that Jesus saw and came up to Simon and Andrew without further inquiries. He did not ask them for their resumes. He did not ask them about their religious affiliations. No “Are you active in your church?” He had no requirement regarding their age. No “How old are you?” Jesus did not inquire about their educational background. No “Did you study the Law?” He did not ask about their status. No “Are you married or single?” Jesus did not question their past. No “So what have you done in your youth?” He did not inquire on their family background. No “What does your father do?” He saw them. Then He called them. No further interview. No scrutinizing of their personalities. No microscopic evaluation of their lives.
Aren’t we glad our Lord is like that? When He saw and called us, He did the same approach. He saw us first, we did not see Him. He called us even we do not know Him. We did not bother to show Him our resume since He does not require it. Our credentials are not essentials for Him. Our family background is not presented. Our preferences are not divulged. There is no age limit in His calling. No color or race is identified. No societal status is filled up. No further inquiries about our lives. No further questions on who we are and what we did in our past.
This gives us freedom. This gives us security. That His call for discipleship is not anchored on who we are or what we have done or what we can do or where we got our diploma.
He walked. He saw. He called. No questions asked.