During the course of time we were there, our gracious hosts took us on a
spoonbill snagging trip.
This happened to be my first time at actually snagging for the fish, and
I found out rather quickly that this form of fishing required some action. You have to constantly rock the large
fishing pole back and forth to try and snag the fish.
Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers
when I go fishing, its ‘drop the hook in the water and wait for the fish to
bite’. This type of fishing
requires little effort or energy.
In fact, the word fishing
could be a noun in this situation.
Not so with the spoonbill!
The fishing here is
definitely a verb. It was almost
comical to watch all the folks rocking back and forth on the water
vehicles. One especially caught my
attention as three men sat in the rear of the boat, each rocking, but not in
When Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men”, do you
suppose He would be referring to the word fishers as an action?
Or was He simply pitching out the word as a noun?
Are we to be actively pursuing the lost and leading them to Christ? Consider the difference.
You may not snag a person
every time you give a witness, but without a witness, you will probably snag none.
The initial reason for this trip to MO was to revive the folks in the
church and those who came. What a
blessing to see as teens (as well as others) came up for prayer, and to know
that God will answer those prayers.