After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.
And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
…And leaving everything,…Jesus called; Levi responded, completely. When we hear the call how do we react? Do we have things to fix first, things to complete and put in order? Or are we able to drop what we thought we were going to do to follow His call?
First responders hear the call to service and drop what they are doing to go. They go to those in need of their assistance. The call comes from the unhealthy who are in need of someone to help them move toward health. We, like Jesus, our first responder, can be ready to drop what we are doing to respond to the call for help. Are we in a place where we can hear the call? Are we willing to respond? Have we been willing to sit at His feet and learn from His Word? Are we equipped to do the task? Are we found faithful?