14 After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God’s good news, 15 saying, “Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!” 16 As Jesus passed alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” 18 Right away, they left their nets and followed him.19 After going a little farther, he saw James and John, Zebedee’s sons, in their boat repairing the fishing nets. 20 At that very moment he called them. They followed him, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers. (Mark 1:14-20, CEB)
I am not a fisherman but I know that when fishing for different fish it is best to switch the bait. Some bait works for some fish and not others. Some fish may prefer a synthetic worm to live or it may work better to catch them.
But I wonder what bait works best for people? For me tator tots or bacon would work. But that may not work for you.
But these fishermen used nets to catch fish so there isn’t any bait. So are we the nets then?
Is it our lives show the grace and love of Christ to those around us and they are “dragged” into God’s love?
Are we the thing that helps people see how much God loves them?
How do we fish for people?