My son and his friend took a drive down to the keys for a fishing trip. He was longing to catch and land a bull dolphin. So they chartered a boat and went out to the Gulf Stream and began looking for some rubbish floating on the surface, because they tend to hang out there. Lo and behold, he gets one hooked! He fought that fish until he had blisters on his hands. Just as he was about to land him, a mere twenty feet from the boat, a twelve foot shark snatched him and took off with the whole thing. The captain said that in all his years of fishing, he had never seen anything like that. My son was disappointed, but what a story he has to tell! This is a good lesson for those of us who are fishers of men. There is an enemy out there waiting to devour those people who are hard-pressed to make a commitment to Jesus. Sometimes, as we are reeling them in, the enemy snatches them away. Remain committed to bringing the lost home, but remember, you're not responsible for the outcome, He is!
And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19