A New Kind of Fisherman

S: Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net fishing. Fishing was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make you a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” Mark 1:16-17 (MSG)

O: Fishing was their regular work. It’s easy to forget that. Sometimes we forget how Jesus took these ordinary men, doing their ordinary jobs, and used all of it for His glory. But he did.

And He still does it today.

A: The things about ourselves that we sometimes don’t see value in – our ordinariness, our failures, our mistakes, our day-to-day routines, even our jobs – He transforms by His blood into the greatest parts of our testimony. It all changes based on how we respond to His invitation to follow after Him.

We can’t for a moment disqualify what we bring to the table or try to figure out what it will look like in the end. Because the reality is every moment, every job, every interaction, all of it has been preparing us for the “new kind” He’s making out of it.

The “new kind” He’s making out of us.

“Come with me,” is the invitation to see it all unfold…

A beautiful unfolding indeed.

P: Thanks for inviting me into all that You are doing. I love watching it all unfold, knowing in the end, it will all reflect the beautiful radiance of Your love.

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