Archive | April 2014

Net Gain

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He saith to them: Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and you shall find. They cast therefore; and now they were not able to draw it, for the multitude of fishes.    John 21:6   Douay Rheims

I was listening to someone reflect on this verse and I realized something….. Peter had been fishing all night and caught nothing. When Jesus came along, he told him to throw his nets over. When I think of this verse, it reminds me of a period in my life in which everything in my life seemed perfect to me- the city I lived in, the college I was attending, my job and great friends.  I had it all figured out,  I was in the right place at the right time.  Everything was PERFECT, except for one solid fact I could not ignore:  I was not bearing any fruit.  I had no redeeming social purpose to speak of, no outreach avenue, no ministry to reach the lost and impoverished with the saving message of Jesus Christ.  Okay, if I  was living the ‘ideal’ so called, how come I was not catching any fish? The day finally came when the Lord told me to pack and come to where I live now.  “But Lord,”  I said, “the fish are HERE.   Better colleges are here, there are next to no job opportunities there, it is a retirement resort and the neighborhoods are poor to midland. ” Needless to say, you know Who won.  I have to admit after throwing my net, I have a constant hard time managing the ‘haul.’   For real.   I have more friends than I can count,  I graduated from a fine school with a degree in my favorite subject, a great job, I have published works in local and national publications, have a great blog community, good health, a great church and the most important- spreading the Gospel of Life at Change Point Pregnancy and Parenting Center where parents are empowered, and 2065 children plus have been saved from abortion.   10261995_423167247820639_5786077804613968373_n