“And immediately they left their nets and followed him.” Mark 1:18
For Christians, this verse of scripture is very important in that when the Lord God is calling us to take action on something and to do something we cannot wait to do so. It needs to be done then and now. Unfortunately, this is an all too common theme in life to put things off, to say “I need to do this, I will do it tomorrow or next week.”
This is not just a good lesson/advice for Christians and those called to do God’s will but for everyone and for all of life’s experiences. Everyone, not just Christians could and should learn to not put important (any) things off till later. Mark 1:18 is not just about dropping everything at once to follow Jesus, it is about prioritizing one’s life with what is absolutely important being done first before anything else.
When you are called to do something meaningful, to help someone, when you see someone needs help in some way, you don’t put them off and say I will help you tomorrow or I have to do this first, do you? No, you help them at that very moment. At least, that is usually how it is done. And that is exactly what Jesus Christ is saying Christians need to do in Mark 1:18. Help now not later. Do, now and not put off, do what you say you are going to do in other words. As followers of Christ, we must remember that our religion is a religion of action, immediate action, but also that need not apply to only Christians.