When we choose teams in life, we often look for the best and brightest. Whether it is a sports team, a work project, or some other group, we always want to pick the best.
Jesus doesn’t pick people like that. He doesn’t need them to be something because He can make them into something. He doesn’t choose who we would choose. In fact, He often chooses the opposite.
Look at the disciples. They were a ragtag crew of everyday ordinary guys. He didn’t choose famous people, doctors, lawyers, or ultra religious people. He called a bunch of fishermen. This would be the modern equivalent to mechanics, factory workers, or famers. Most of them were just everyday guys.
A lot of people of Jesus’ day thought He picked poorly. But He didn’t need great people because He made people great. This is why the apostle Paul said, “but God choose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God choose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God choose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.”
It’s not about us, it is about Jesus. We are nothing without Him. We can’t be who He wants us to be without Him. But He can make us into who He needs us to be. He can take people with checkered pasts, self-righteous people, people who grew up without God, and call them to Himself. He can grow them into people who are great followers of Himself. He did it with the disciples, He can do it with you.
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