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Previous Challenge Entry
Topic: Fishing (06/07/04)

TITLE: I Will Make You A Fisher Of Men
By Georgia Gill-Elkins
06/07/04

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I Will Make You A Fisher Of Men

I could smell the air of the Galilee
Hear the waves crashing upon the land
Watch the seagulls diving for clams and fish
And the grass waving in the spring breeze.

I sat daydreaming along the Sea Of Galilee
In my dream I was Simon and Andrew
Casting nets into the sea
For they were fishermen.

Jesus said to them
Come follow me
And I will make you fishers of men
Immediately they followed.

Here I met Jesus face to face
I asked the Lord to lift my heart
To give me strength to face each day
To know that He is near.

With a song upon my lips
With words from my mouth
Joy in my heart
I praised His Holy Name.

I too became a fisherman that day
As I raised my fly rod
I cast my soul into the air
God enriched my heart anew.

As I reeled my line back in
On the hook I found many gifts
Love, joy, peace, understanding
Long suffering, patients and kindness.

As I was reveling in what I had caught
Jesus said to me in a voice sweet and low
"Come follow me, be my deciple
And I will make you a fisher of men."

What does it mean to be a "fisher of men"?
"Go tell others about Me
Tell them the story of salvation
So that they too might be saved."

But what kind of bait do you use to catch men?
God's Word was all He said
I want to be a fisher of men
That all my follow you.

He said, "You are the body of Christ
You are loved by God
You are called to help others
Spreading God's redeeming love.

I prayed help me save a soul today
Help me to become a good fisherman
To go forth telling others about you
That they will know and follow you.

Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19
Georgia A. Gill-Elkins
June 7, 2004


Member Comments
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Mary Elder-Criss06/14/04
"As I raised my fly rod
I cast my soul into the air"

Loved that line. Very nicely done. Blessings! Mary
April Simmons06/14/04
This is awesome. Bless The Lord!

April
Marcell Billinghurst06/14/04
A good poem and message of discipleship with a call to become a fisher of men. I enjoyed the word pictures. Well done.
Phyllis Inniss 06/14/04
Lovely poem and beautiful message: "Go tell the others about me......So that they too might be saved."
Melanie Kerr 06/14/04
I liked the picture of casting out a line in our spirit and reeling in good things.
Joanne Malley06/14/04
Beautifully and well-written. Thanks for sharing your talent! :)
Patricia Ouellette06/14/04
An excellent vision of becoming a part of Jesus' ministry. I too loved the fly rod and the soul being enriched.
Marie B. Corso06/15/04
"As I raised my fly rod
I cast my soul into the air." Great line. Great poem.
Leticia Caroccio06/16/04
"I cast my soul in the air". I loved this poem. Great imagery. Tightly woven. Nicely done.
L.M. Lee06/18/04
nice flow and reminder to keep our focus