The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine who is a fairly new Christian. She is at least fairly new to being a serious Christian. She told me that she was getting really frustrated because she wanted to know more about Jesus’ disciples, but that she couldn’t find anything about them. She said she wanted to know why Jesus chose those particular twelve people to be His disciples. And she wanted to know way more than the tiny bit of information that the Bible gives. I thought that her quest was a pretty good one, but that maybe she was going in the wrong direction. Before I even knew it, I had said, “Well, I think the reason we don’t know anything about them is because they were nobody.” I went on to say that they weren’t important or rich or “known” because God wanted to show us that He can use anyone. As soon as I said it, it made a whole lot of sense, but I don’t know if I had thought about it in such plain terms before. That conversation has stuck with me all week!

My friend is an average, twenty-something adult. To me, she signifies a good portion of the population. I come from a very “churchy” background and sometimes, many times, I am out of touch with real life. Things that seem super obvious to me, so much so that I don’t even stop to think about them anymore, are not even understandable to most people. This friend has really opened my eyes recently. Continue reading…

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