"Fishers of Men" By Greg Sullivan

“And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, ”Follow Me,

and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. (Matthew 4:18-20). There are so many things that we as Christians can take from this passage of scripture.

When we trusted in Jesus as our personal Savior the job for us as Christians should have begun at that point. As we can see Peter and Andrew immediately dropped what they were doing and followed Jesus. Another point to bring up is that we cannot be “fishers of men” if we are not prepared. I’m sure that Peter and Andrew never went fishing with torn nets or sails. They were constantly

mending and preparing for the next day. As Christians we set sail each day not knowing where God may take us or what circumstances we must face. It is so important for us to prepare for each day.

The storms of life come against us every minute of every day as Satan tries to tear holes into our testimonies and our service (our nets for reaching this world). There are several important things to remember that will allow us to set sail and become successful “fishers of men”. We must stay in constant prayer. Prayer keeps us strong and is the lifeline of communication between the Christian and God. We must abide in God’s Word. The Bible is our map and compass on life’s journey. It is also important to regularly attend Church. We can learn so much from each other’s experiences that we all benefit. That is why the Apostle Paul said not to “forsake the assembling of ourselves.” The Christian life is not an easy one, but it is the most rewarding.