After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”
As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
~ Mark 1:14—20
“After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.” Strange that these two things are together: John being put into prison and Jesus preaching the good news. John, Jesus’ cousin, came out of the desert wearing clothing made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist. Continue reading When the Kingdom Is Hard to See