Monday, February 4, 2013

February 3, 2013  

Today's Photograph . . . . Once and A While, A Fellow Wants To Get Away From Everything That's Complicated   (MQ) 
Bible Study Verse
Mark 1:17
"Come, follow Me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." (NIV 1984)
In the book, The Old Man and the Boy by Robert Ruark, the Old Man shares a unique philosophy about fishing. "The thing about fishing, " the Old Man said, "is not how many fish you catch or what kind of fish. I, for one, think that making a hard-headed profession out of fishing is a waste of time, because a fish is only a fish, and when you make a lot of work out of him you lose the whole point of him. A fish which you can't see, deep down in the water is kind of a symbol of peace on earth, good will to yourself. Fishing gives a man some time to think. It gives him time to collect his thoughts and rearrange them in an orderly fashion. Once and a while, a fellow wants to get away from everything that's complicated, and fishing is the only way I know of to do it."
(Tom L)
Action Point
The Old Man's thoughts revolve around feelings toward personal rewards and benefits of fishing.
In contrast, spiritually speaking, Christ used fishing as an illustration of kingdom work. Our thoughts and actions should be God centered. We should be obedient to God and be "fishers of men" according to the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Try starting a Christian fishing club. It's a great opportunity to witness and to take part in community service projects, prayer breakfasts, and fishing outings.