Most days I just live my life in a usual manner, then the next day, God helps me turn it into a message. However, this day, as I was walking on the beach, I began to notice a pattern to what I was seeing. I found fishing bobbers, and a very large lure, and then more bobbers! Then I remembered the previous day, where I had found the buoys from crab traps. I also noticed that I was seeing a lot of soles of shoes. What does all of this mean? For one thing, there was a lot of trash on the beach that I wasn’t prepared to pick up! But, what is the significance of what I was seeing?
*Bobbers and lures are fishing equipment, we are to be fishers of men.
*The buoys were loosed from their traps, meaning the traps are lost forever.
*The soles of the shoes are now separated from their shoe.
My interpretation: The tools for fishing were lost at sea, and are now trash. Those buoys on shore mean the traps are now lost forever, and what was trapped will now die at the bottom of the sea; those are the people who will never know Jesus. The soles that were separated from their shoe, are the lost souls, never to be recovered.
Time is short, people die without knowing Jesus, and His return is near. Act before it’s too late. Use your gifts/tools to bring others to Jesus before those souls are lost forever. He has made you fishers of men, go fishing!
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19