Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him. He appointed Twelve, whom he also named Apostles, that they might be with him
and he might send them forth to preach
and to have authority to drive out demons:
He appointed the Twelve:
Simon, whom he named Peter;
James, son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, whom he named Boanerges, that is, sons of thunder; Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus; Thaddeus, Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed him. Mk 3:13-19
“Jesus summoned those whom He wanted & they came to Him.” If we study the Scriptures we will soon find out that Jesus wants everyone – He came that we all may have life and have it to the full. He came for our salvation -we don’t need any special qualifications – all we need is to say “yes” to Jesus & His promises – say “yes” to His love & His life. There are some that He calls for special tasks, but the Good News is that He calls us all!
Jesus, may I never doubt that You are calling me. When the world and all the many things I am involved with try to drown out Your voice, help me to pause & be silent so that Your calm, loving voice may be my comfort and reassurance – that, yes, You Lord Jesus want even me.