The Person Who Brought People to Jesus

Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means "Christ").—John 1:40

When we read the four gospels, we read a lot about Peter, James, and John, but we hear very little about Andrew, so we don't know that much about him. Andrew was Simon Peter’s brother, but he didn’t get a lot written about him in the New Testament. But what we do read about him is significant. Andrew is primarily known as the one who brought others to Jesus. In fact, when he discovered that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah of Israel, he went and found his older brother Peter and brought him to Jesus.

I have preached about Andrew bringing his older brother to Jesus many times and I find that interesting, because Peter was a larger-than-life kind of guy. Peter was the kind of person who would enter a room, and everyone would know it. He always had something to say and was a natural leader. It is very likely that Andrew spent most of his life in his brother's shadow. How easily he could have kept the knowledge of Jesus to himself and said, "I don't want Peter to get in here. He will probably try to take over the whole operation." Instead, he went and brought Peter to Jesus.

Every time we read about Andrew, he is bringing someone to Jesus. There is the little boy with the loaves of bread and fish that five thousand men plus the women and children. Then there were some Greek men who came searching for truth, and Andrew brought them to Jesus. I think we could call Andrew one of those unsung heroes, the kind of person who is willing to do what needs to be done while flying under the radar. They don't care if you know about them; they just want God to get the glory. And here is the thing we need to remember: If we had more Andrews, we probably would have more Simon Peters.

I want to be one of those unsung heroes. I don’t want recognition, in fact I want to fly under the radar, unrecognized but helping people and bringing them to Jesus.  People don’t know what I do and I’m not going to tell you. If I do anything that is good, God gets the glory.  Lord, thank you for the Andrews in the world.  God Bless!