Where the Fish Are Biting
"And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” Mark 6:11
There are many Christians today who are pretty terrible fishermen.
What I mean is that day after day, and week after week they go back to the same fishing hole--a hole where they know the fish aren't biting. And, day after day, week after week, they drop their line expecting a catch.
Nothing ever happens.
I think they get accustomed to the complacency, and it becomes a place of comfort for them.
Has that ever happened to you?
The reason I bring it up is because it isn't Jesus' way. He taught His followers how to be fishers of men, and He was known for the big haul when it came to fishing. In the gospel passage above, He even instructed His followers to shake the dust off their feet when a town or city didn't listen to the gospel message.
When Peter was weary from fishing all night without a catch, Jesus sent him out into deeper waters for the big haul. Luke 5:4 says, "And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, 'Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.'”
The resulting catch was so great that it filled two boats to the point of sinking.
As Christians, we're all called to fish. What we refer to as the Great Commission, Matthew 28:19-20, tells all of Jesus' followers, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
If you haven't caught anything lately, maybe it's time you put out into the deep, where the fish are biting.