Matthew 4:18-20 says this,
“While walking by the Sea of Galilee, He (Jesus) saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Follow Me & I will make you fishers of men.'” Immediately they left their nets & followed Him.”
Throughout the ages, Christians have been using the phrase, “fishers of men,” as Jesus were a fisher Man. Yet, He was a carpenter, the perfect carpenter. You know that in time carpenters would be found on a construction site. In fact, Jesus gave a story about a house on two different foundations, those who built there house on a rock vs the sand (Matthew 7:24-26) indicating his true profession. (Jesus, too, is an expert on foundations. 😁)
Each of us, as a True Life Christian, have different abilities and things we are good or talented at. Some have the ability to or talented at organization, so that the person would be good at organising paperwork, files, & the like as a job, like a lawyers office. Important paper work would have to be organized into files right? But, you, as a True Life Christian, are given the ability to witness for Jesus Christ to a whole slew of people that are in the lawyer’s office.
Not convinced? Take another instance where a computer engineer who is a True Life Christian gets a job at NASA. That person has the perfect opportunity to witness to who Christ is through the sun, moon, stars, black holes, and the like.
It is my belief that Jesus was making use of what He had at the time and what He saw as He was walking by the sea. With this new perspective, look at this passage again: “While walking by the Sea of Galilee, He (Jesus) saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And He said to them, ‘ Follow Me & I will make you fishers of men.'”
A Light turns on every True Life Christian who reads this blog, You may ask, “Maybe what I am good at, have abilities in, talented at, God is using me in telling others about Christ?” Exactly.
One of my favorite verses comes from 1 Peter 2:21 which says, “For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you may follow in His footsteps.” Go & do likewise!
Here’s a song to help guide as you Go & do likewise:
“You Raise Me Up”-Josh Groban
(This song is not originally a Christian song sung by Christian artists, but this song can be easily applied to the True Life Christian)