One Fish, Two Fish

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Matthew 4:19

Have you been fishing lately?

In the Holy Bible, Luke 5, there's a wonderful story in which Jesus tells Simon Peter, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”  Simon Peter responds that they had been fishing all night and caught nothing, but at Jesus' bidding, he lets down the net.  As a result, the nets are so full of fish they begin to break.  Simon Peter calls over another boat to help him, and both boats are so full of fish that they begin to sink.  The passage goes on to say, "But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him"  (Luke 5:8-11).

It is a beautiful picture of what happens in our lives when Christ is in control.  In our own strength, we can do nothing.  But, when God is in control of the nets, many fish, many souls come to Him.  All we must do is put out into the deep and let down our nets for a catch.  The Holy Spirit will do the rest.

God calls all of His children out to fish.  If you've looked around lately, you'll notice there are people all around you who are searching.  They are searching for truth, for love, for the meaning of life, for someone to care.  How tragic it is that most fail to find what they're looking for, while you and I have exactly what they need.

They're looking for Jesus.

He is the way, the truth, the life . . . He is love . . . And, no one in all the world will ever care for us more than Jesus.

Have you shared Him with someone who's searching today?

One fish, two fish 
God bids you, fish.

Goodnight, Runners.

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