John Vermilya // September 30, 2018
The word “immediately” appears 3 times in this passage and 40+ times in Mark’s Gospel. There was no tardiness, procrastination, or reluctance in God’s leading, Jesus’ service, God’s calling, or the disciples response in this passage. There is an overwhelming urgency in the action. The opposite of urgency is complacency; when we lose a sense of what’s most important, urgent or immediate.