Monday, January 10, 2011

More than a Fisherman

This is what is in my journal today,
a line from the Book of Mark, Ch. 1, verse 17.
"Come after me and I will make you fishers of men."

In another version, the verse reads:
"Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people."

Why did Jesus target Simon and Andrew, James and John?
Was it because they were fishermen?
Maybe because fishermen are used to being patient,
to not catching anything for long stretches of time!

My father wants to catch fish.
He has developed so many methods,
but he hasn't been successful
It's not that he isn't patient.

It's because he doesn't know the fish in the area.
He needs to know what it eats, when it eats.
Eventually he'll be able to catch fish, I'm sure of it.

I believe that when we follow Jesus,
even if we're total dummies about "catching men",
He'll be the one to make us
excellent fishers of men!

Todd Millikan said in his blog,
"Every single child of God is made to have a role
of incredible significance and
influence in others' lives."


  1. Dearest,
    Your art is so beautifully made and glorifying to our Lord!! It is also so you have an etsy or a way to purchase it?

    God Bless!

  2. Hi Patsy,
    Your journal page for today is again amazing. Such a short line of beautiful words and the way you
    write about it makes me always think twice about these words.
    You are a talented woman!
    I wish I could write more, but my english is not good enough for such a short comment.
    Send me you're adress if you like, so I can send you real thoughtfull(?)(handwritten) post:

  3. I love this scripture and I'm so happy your shared it today.
    God is so good!
    Peace and Love to you!

  4. Hi Patsy,
    I LOVE this! The message, the drawing, the layering. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I agree, your work is truly amazing. All the colors, forms, materials, designs etc... You have a gift. Thanks for sharing. I would love to follow but how? Thanks for your comment.


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy