A Catch, 15NOV – #502

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A Catch, 15NOV

Why does literature and life refer to a desirable person as “a catch”? A desirable prospect, a potential suitor, an amazing helper thru life… all considered “a catch”…

It is not even a play on words, but it’s the visual of a catch… There are many fish in the sea, but to get a good one in the net is called “a catch”… in current terms that means a really really good one, someone that you don’t throw back…

But wait!  All fish, of all shapes and sizes, and ocean junk as well, certainly could be caught if the net was of appropriate size and shape…. Are they all considered “a catch” too? Not just particular special folks, but ALL fish folks might become “a catch” to the right person…

the right person…  the right Savior…

Actually that’s EXACTLY what we ALL are in Jesus’s eyes and in Jesus’s net…. We are “a catch”… sweet…. We are all “HIS catch”…. And He will NEVER throw us back!

We are all part of the bride called “the church”… God picks the time and place and leads the dance… Jesus comes in to scoop up “His catch”…

Jesus, a fisher of men, casts His net deep and wide…

Jesus, a fisher of men, sends His disciples to help in the catch….

We are caught… Caught by Jesus…

Disciples learn to help pull in the catch…

The catch is the whole world, it’s HUGE and the time is so very short!!!! So naturally many hands are going to be needed for this greatest catch….

Jesus needs you. Won’t you pitch in and help? …

Let’s go catch…

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Luke 5:1-11 (NIV)

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

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