Being a successful fisherman means knowing where the fish are.
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“Come, follow me,” Jesus said,
“and I will send you out to fish for people.”
Matthew 4:19 New International Version
Two times a year, whether I feel like it or not, I clean my desk. I do some minor maintenance during the rest of the year, but after Christmas and Easter I make a point to send a lot of paper to the recycling bin.
In my cleaning efforts, whether it be at home or in my office, I often find surprises. This DVD of “O Brother, Where art Thou?” was discovered at my home. It’s not mine. So I brought it to church, adding to my clutter, so that I would remember to give it to its rightful owner.
As it sat at my desk I noticed that the coffee cup and the DVD had a message for me.
God calls us to fish for people. That is probably offensive to a number of people, yet everyone is in some sort of “fishing” business. Political parties are “fishing” for people. Department stores are “fishing” for people. Cell phone companies are “fishing” for people.
One thing I’ve come to know about fishing (for real fish that is), you have to know where the fish are to catch fish.
Maybe the most important question in this whole “fishing” business is to ask, “O brother, where art thou?” When we ask that question, it reveals how important it is that we let others know about the love of God in Christ Jesus.
So, have you gone fishing lately?
Copyright Douglas P Brauner