The twelve apostles.
I’ve always been in awe of these men. Can you even imagine the things they saw, heard, and did? I think of them healing the sick and doing the big things. But, also, having breakfast with Jesus. Laughing with him. Walking and talking with him.
What an honor. And a responsibility. The joy. And the pressure. To be the inner circle.
Here is what we know about these twelve men.
• Jesus took the task of choosing them very seriously (v 12).
• They came from various backgrounds (fishermen, tax collectors, etc.)
• They were imperfect men (hello, impulsive Peter, doubting Thomas, and Judas the betrayer.)
• They didn’t fully understand what Jesus was doing.
This gives me hope, friends. Not just that God can use broken, messed up people – but that he CHOOSES to use them.
Whatever you think stands in the way of your being used – bad choices, impulsiveness, doubt – bring it to God and just watch what he can do with a man or woman completely devoted to him.
You are seen and loved by the God who created it all.