From Ordinary to Extraordinary: A Yearlong Devotional to Discover What God Wants to Do with You
by John MacArthur
From Ordinary to Extraordinary
Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
All but a few would not accept the words of Jesus. Among those who stayed with Christ were the Twelve, whom He had personally selected and appointed to represent Him. They were perfectly ordinary, unexceptional men. But Christ chose to work through the instrumentality of those few fallible individuals rather than advance His agenda through mob force, military might, personal popularity, or public relations campaign. From a human perspective, the future of the church and the long-term success of the gospel depended on the faithfulness of that handful of disciples. There was no plan B if they failed.
His plan has not changed after two millennia; He still calls perfectly ordinary, unexceptional people to represent Him in the world. If you have received His gift of eternal life, you, too, have been called. What is your answer?