Fishers of Men

Re:Verse passage – John 21 (day seven)

Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. (John 21:11)

153 was a remarkable haul of fish and an unusually exact record.  Many scholars have conjured up hypotheses to explain the exact accounting, but it seems the logical explanation is that the number 153 has no ulterior meaning.  It was just a bunch of fish.

Just imagine, if Jesus points His disciples to a bunch of fish on an impromptu fishing trip, how much more will Jesus point these fishers of men to people ready for the Gospel.  Like fish shoaling near a boat there are many like Zaccheus (Lk 19) or the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8) who long for the Gospel that Jesus Christ can point His followers to.

May our nets be full of those ready to follow Jesus Christ.

Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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