Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Matthew 4:19 (NKJV)
When it comes to fishing, casting is pretty easy once you know how and especially when the fish jump on the line. However they aren’t always quick to bite.
Sometimes they nibble. Sometimes they spit the hook out. And sometimes they just do not want the bait.
The same group of children. Four of them, when they had to cast over again two or three times soon lost interest. They had their excitement or their accomplishment in mind.
The other two were still eager and optimistic. They found pleasure in the anticipation. And adventure in the unknown. They knew there were fish still to catch and that’s all they needed to keep casting.
When one of the two hooked their finger the other grew fearful and would no longer touch the hook or cast the line. Mind you this was not the one hurt… The one hurt was disappointed that she had to retreat to wash her hands.
When Jesus called me to be a fisher of men, He said nothing about it being comfortable, or painless. He calls us to see past all of that and have trust in His leadership.
I yearn for that kind of faith Father. To just go without question. I praise you that I’m not the same today but You are. You Father are worthy!