The call of the first disciples by Jesus
A disciple means learner or follower .In the bible ,the word disciple is used to refer to “learners who followed a particular master to learn more about religious matters”.One day, Jesus, was standing on the shores of Lake Gennesaret. He saw two boats pulled on the beach.The fishermen had left them and were washing their nets .Jesus got into one of the boat, that belonged to Simon and asked him to push it off a little from the shore .Jesus sat in the boat and taught the crowd .when he finished speaking, he said to Simon ,”push the boat out further to the deep water ,and you and your partners let down your nets for a catch ;” “Master ,Simon answered ,we worked hard all night long and caught nothing .but if you say so , “I will let down the net” .They let them down and caught such a large number of fish that the nets were about to break .So they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them .They came and both boats so full of fish that the boats were about to sink .when Simon Peter saw what had happened, he fell on his knees before Jesus and said, ‘Go away from me Lord! I am a sinful man!’’.Simon Peter and his partners James and John the sons of Zebedee were amazed of the large number of fish they had caught. Jesus told Simon not to be afraid from time onwards they will be fishers of men. They pulled the boats up on the beach, left everything and followed Jesus.