Sunday, January 6, 2013

Follow Me And I Will Make You Fishers Of Men

While watching a nature show, it was noted that the unusual behavior of sharks off the shores of Egypt befuddled the locals. It appeared that shark attacks were on the rise at a beach resort. Scientist were called in to determine the reason why this was happening. It turns out that diving expeditions (the ones tourist go on) were hand feeding the local shark population to get photo ops for the tourist. Well it turns out that the sharks watched and got used to the diver pulling the fish from his back"pocket" and actually extending the fish in his hand. Hence feeding time. It was also noted that the children and adults wading in the shallows of the beach fed the local schools of fish bread and crackers to get the schools of fish up close and personal. Scientist discovered that the warmth of the ocean (increased by climate change) accentuates the sharks metabolism. The shark thought that anyone swimming near these schools of fish should have a treat for them as well. Hence shark attacks. My point. When greed and opportunity presents itself in the negative fashion that it does, it normally turns to bite you in the posterior.  When Jesus found the brothers near the shore fishing, and the calling was placed upon them, they went. They did ask Jesus," but what of our life's work?"

Matthew 4:19 - And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. These men sacrificed for the greater good.

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