“Then Jesus said to Simon, Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people” (Matthew 4:19)
There’s a boy whose parents had a divorce.
It was really hard on him, of course.
One week with Mom, one week with Dad,
Not what he wanted,
But they still took him fishing so it wasn’t that bad.
Dad didn’t go to church, it was weird to him.
Mom made sure he sat through every hymn.
One Saturday fishing, Mom asked,
“Did you know a disciple of Jesus was a fisher of men?”
The little boy replied:
“How’s that? Men can’t live underwater, never have been.”
“Simon used to fish like us, with bait and hook.
Jesus asked him to tell others about God and that’s all it took.
From then on, he was a fisher of men, talking to people about God’s love.”
“Mom, do you think I could talk to Dad about God above?”
“Yes. That would make you both fisherman and fisher of men.”
When he was back with his Dad he told the story of Simon.
The next Sunday they were both in church. Hallelujah! Amen!
Question for you:
Who can you go fishing for?
And a Fun Thought:
In another Bible story, Jesus told Simon how to fish for fish. He caught so many, his nets almost broke! You can read that story in Luke 5.