Re:Verse passage – Mark 1:16-20 (day seven)

I love to fish. I specifically love fly fishing. I do not do it enough to be good at it, but being out in the water, surrounded by nature, away from the hustle and bustle of life, fishing provides an escape. It also provides a challenge. There is an art to understanding how the fly will hit the water, how much the current will impact it, and how to hook the fish. Fishing can be challenging, and yet, it can also be rewarding. For me, fishing is just a hobby. For these men, fishing was a livelihood. It was more than a sport. It was their food, salary, and currency. However, I reckon they felt similarly about the challenge and escape that fishing provides, which is why this was so appealing to hear,

“Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”

There is an art to being a fisher of men. It takes practice and time, but it is also tremendously rewarding. Instead of being an escape for you, you show others how to escape the brokenness of this world. That is greater than any catch that will come out on the water.

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

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