Another fishing blog?

There’s this country song called  I’m Gonna Miss Her sung by Brad Paisley.  I don’t like it at all, because the man loves fishing more than he does his wife.

In my neck of the woods men hunt and fish for pleasure.

Simon, Andrew, James and John were career fisherman. I bet they liked to fish as much as I enjoy writing my stories. Yet when Jesus called them, they dropped their nets and went with him. Just like that. No questions why.

I would like to think that if Jesus walked into a coffee shop where I was typing away on my laptop and He said, “I will make you a Writer for me” I would leave my laptop on the table and follow him. That would be a sacrifice for me. And I’m sure it was a sacrifice for those men who left their nets and obediently followed Jesus.

Mark 1: 16-20 (New International Version)

16As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 18At once they left their nets and followed him.

19When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.