41He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). [simple_tooltip content=’37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”
They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”

39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).

40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ).

42 And he brought him to Jesus.’](John 1:37-42)[/simple_tooltip]


Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus to share his faith and bring another to Christ. Look who it was that he brought—Peter, who became one of the greatest apostles of Jesus. He preached on the day of Pentecost and saw three thousand people born again. He healed a lame man at the gate of the temple and five thousand were born again as a result. He raised Dorcas from the dead, introduced Christianity to the Gentiles, and wrote two books of the Bible that have ministered to millions of people through the centuries.

Just think how many millions of people Peter touched, and how Andrew was responsible for it all. The accomplishments of Peter recorded in Scripture far outnumber those of Andrew, yet without Andrew, Peter would not have known Jesus. In the eyes of God, what Andrew did was just as important as what Peter did.

As the one who introduced Peter to Jesus, Andrew had a part in all Peter’s exploits. Therefore, on the Day we receive our rewards from the Lord, Andrew will share every reward Peter receives.

You may not ever shake your world as Peter did his, but God has called you to share your faith with others as Andrew did. Who knows, one person you lead to Jesus could be another Peter.