Here they come faster than a speedingbullet with the words that you have heard them say more than once. “Have youheard about_____!” I’m not much on getting the news out quickly good or bad. There are times when I see that person and Iwould love to run over to them and say “did you know.” There was a man in theBible named John the Baptist that one day had the opportunity to say “beholdthe Lamb of God.”
John1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
What if that someone had been you?Then for centuries to come people were reading your name in the scriptures; thenext day Jerry, Mike, Tom, Ron, or YOU!” Now that would be something worthsharing with your grand kids wouldn’t it? Wait a moment, you and I have theopportunity to announce to this world on a daily basis that He did come. Do wetake advantage of that opportunity? I’m not much on numbers and don’t keep trackof the contacts that I make; it’s just part of my daily routine to makecontacts for Jesus. No, I don’t corner someone up and make them feeluncomfortable if they don’t hear me out. If I talk to a person long enough it willnot be long before Jesus comes into the conversation. My personal belief isthat everyday Jesus has a set appoint for me with someone. I just don’t knowwith whom or what time. I remember talking with a pilot with a commercial airlines that I had become somewhat friends with over a period of time. One day Iasked him a question about the second coming of Christ. This man was notspiritual at all and when I asked him that question he turned and looked me inthe eyes and said “had anyone else asked me that question I would not have gavethem an answer but because it’s you I will answer.” Little did I know that overa period of time God had been slowly leading me to a day and a point that Icould make contact or plant a seed in this man’s life? Like fishing, sometimeswe must be patient. Is that not what Jesus told His disciples?
Matthew4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make youfishers of men.
I was trout fishing up in NorthGeorgia mountains years ago and had fished all day and caught nothing. Weapproached some friends of my father-n-law and he had a string of fish. Heasked the question “have you caught any fish.” I said no I have fished all dayand have nothing to show for it. He looked at my line and hook and said you’ll nevercatch a trout with that; your line is too heavy and your hook to big. Take myrod; I did and in just a few seconds I caught a trout. Know what that man did?He taught me something about trout fishing and from then on I have caughttrout. Jesus said follow me and I will; not might but will make you fishers ofmen. Jesus said pay attention boys, listen to what I’m saying and doing for Iwant to reproduce myself in you. Give aman a fish and you can feed him for a day, teach that same man how to fish andyou can feed him for a life time. Jesus said Follow me and I’ll teach you!
John8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If yecontinue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Believe on Him, continue in His word,learn of Him and you’ll know the truth. Did you see it “you’ll know.” Otherswill not have to tell you, you’ll know. Others will nothave to show you, you’ll know. Now be a fisher of men, women, boys and girls.