Fishers of men


The fisherman THINKS he knows how to catch fish. He has done it all his life. He knows the behavior of the fish, where they are based on wind, sun, temperature and time of day. He is so much the expert that he forgets who truly brings in fish.

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” — Luke 5:4-6, 8 NIV.

After this, Jesus commissioned Peter a “fisher of men,” which is what we are. Never forget the difference between the expert fisherman and the Expert Fisherman. Depend on Him to make the catch. Pray.

3 responses to “Fishers of men

  1. My pastor is an expert fisherman of the Eastern Sierra’s June Lake. He can tell you where to fish, what bait to use, how far off the sinker to set your bait, depending on wind, sun, time of day — and you will catch fish! Any other expert fisherman out there?

  2. i liked this picture! AND the message made a lot of sense (I had always had trouble understanding this story) I guess a picture and accompanying narrative were a big help. thanks mike

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