Mark 1:18 New International Version (NIV)
18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
I can remember as a young boy my grandpa teaching me how to fish. He was an avid fisherman. When the work was done, it was off to the nearest pond, lake, or river. He was a bank standing, rod and real fisherman.
Going fishing was an event for my grandpa. He would bring worms, chicken livers, stink bait, and minnows if he had them. He had a special worn out Chevy car that he drove. He would allow us to fish with two fishing poles and carry a bucket to sit on loaded with all his tackle.
This man would sit for hours waiting and beating off the mosquitos. This did not distract him. He loved to fish. He was always patient for the bite or the big catch.
I often ask the question, “Why did Jesus hang out with fishermen?” Well, fishermen know what it takes to make a big catch. That would be how it would be to fish for people. We must know how to use the right equipment for each person. People are unique and different. We have to use the right bait, or no matter what you do, they will never launch onto the hook.
For some reason, Jesus called us to be fishers of men to help us realize we are all sinners in need of a Savior. Jesus is the hook and the line. He is still calling men to fish for people.
Will you answer the, “Come follow me.”?
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