A person could take a boat to reach the entranceway of Capernaum.
Stepping off the vessel, Levi the Tax Collector would be waiting at his table to ensure you stopped to pay the Sea tax before entering the busy village.
Jesus passing by, called Levi as he was busy counting shekels and making change.
As Jesus passed by, He invited the unpopular tax collector to “follow Him”.
Jesus proceeded to Levi’s house to fellowship and eat a meal with the despised tax collector and his friends.
Times haven’t changed at all.
When Jesus “passes by” and one sits down and breaks bread with Jesus, not only are do our names change, but our lives are transformed.
Capernaum “changed” the day Jesus passed by Levi.
Levi’s name change to Matthew, and he went from
handling coins of loose change
to the one who handles
the most precious Word of God.
He was transformed into a follower of Jesus Christ, and
the writer of the
Gospel of treasures of gold – The Book of Matthew.
“Then He went out again by the sea…
As He passed by, He saw Levi…sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.” Mark 2:13-14 (NKJV)
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