And He said unto them; follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men
The setting for today's topical discussion is during the beginning of Jesus' ministry when He was calling His disciples. The first two of Jesus' disciples were Peter and Andrew, two brothers who were fishermen by trade when Jesus summoned them to follow Him.
These two men immediately left their fishing boats to follow Jesus; which brings to mind these questions, what would you and I had done when Jesus made such a request? Would there have been twenty questions or would we have said yes to Jesus?
Jesus is still calling fishers of men in the form of pastors, evangelist, teachers, deacons, prophets, writers who write as God have given, and then there are the lay people who witness Christ wherever they go. All have a message of salvation to a dying world.
As fishers of men, we as believers are shinning the light of God's glory, His righteousness while wearing His righteous garment of salvation. The church as a whole is a fisherman's ministry as it is the city that is set upon a hill serving as the light directing lost souls to Christ. This world is darkened by sin and need the direction of the church an individual believers saying what thus saith the Lord.
This question come to mind, are we casting our nets far enough into the deep sea of darkness? The world is the sea and is filled with fish-lost souls.
We welcome your comments
Dr. Willie B. White