Mark 116 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.
17 Jesus called out to them,
"Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!"
18 And they left their nets at once and followed him.
19 A little farther up the shore Jesus saw Zebedee's sons, James and John, in a boat repairing their nets.
20 He called them at once, and they also followed him, leaving their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired men.
If we claim to follow Jesus...
if we claim we are trying to walk in such a connection that we consider ourselves to be disciples of Jesus, people in the ways of discipleship...
then our mandate is the same as those 4 guys Jesus called early in His earthly ministry.
We are to “fish for people”.
We are supposed to try & connect people to Jesus, to show them by our lives & our words how to connect with God because of Jesus' life.
We are not supposed to wrap ourselves smugly in the warm security blanket of our connection with God & sit all safe & secure while the rest of the world goes slam to hell.
Ours is the same mandate as Simon, Andrew, James, & John...
follow Jesus, be his disciples, & spend ourselves trying to show those to whom He sends us how a way has been made to connect to God.
Pure & simple.
Spend ourselves pointing people to Him.