It was nice to have almost a week at home, I actually got used to sleeping in the same bed. It was also a
great time to catch up on playing games with my grandson Logan who is 6. We played quite a few different ones, but my top two were "Chutes and Ladders" which I mostly won, and "Go Fish" which Logan wasdefinitely the champ at, don't think I won once.
As we get older and become grand parents we stop to actually see the look of glee in the child's face across
from us as we do something together that they enjoy. Logan took great joy in whipping his Pa Pa at Go Fish
but what he really enjoyed was our time spent having fun. What I really liked was not only a change in my
routine (see last week's blog), but a chance to make a difference in his life however small it was.
Of course, the Lord was the originator of Go Fish, but His wasn't a game, it was a call to us to be fishers of men.
The concept is similar though, match them up with Him and they begin to look the same. They (and us) begin to
reflect the image of God and shed the image of self. We become a pair that multiplies into other pairs until the
world is full of a whole bunch of Go Fishers.
Which makes me think of how we need to Go Fishing more often. What if in every aspect of life, we used the
concept? Maybe every day would be a new adventure instead of a drag, we would constantly be on the lookout
to cast our rods into the changing waters of life, never afraid of new challenges, because we knew the Lord
would provide what we needed.
When he told his disciples to cast out their nets into waters that previously produced nothing, we see the scripture
in action that "what is impossible for man, is possible for God". Not only did they catch fish, they caught an
Which tells me that if we conduct our lives as fishermen, there is no limit to what we may catch. Do what God asks
us to do and surely we will reap not only an eternal reward, but most definitely we will put greater smiles on the
faces of children who have much better parents because of it.
We can't catch the true adventure of life or ask others to join us in faith and sobriety unless we Go Fish!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.