This Sunday, we begin a new worship series called “Go Fish.” This is exactly what Jesus invited his first followers to do when they joined him on his mission. He said, “From now on you’ll be fishing for people.”
Seriously. What does that even mean?
Well, we find the first clue when we remember that when Jesus said this, he was talking to actual fishermen. He was telling them, as they stepped into a wholly new life with him, their old lives weren’t wasted. Jesus invited his first followers to give their whole selves to his holy mission, but Jesus was also telling them that anything and everything they had to offer would be relevant in the Kingdom.
You used to fish for fish, but now you’ll fish for people. From this moment on, you’ll find people where they are and catch them up into eternal life.
It’s the same for us, friends. The Holy Spirit is still on the loose, interrupting the lives of ordinary people just like us. The Holy Spirit is still inviting us to bring all of who we are into this new, wild, abundant life in the Kingdom.
I hope you’ll listen in as we discover how Jesus is inviting us, exactly as we are, to become all that we were created to be.