There was water.
Certainly, there must have been fish in the water.
But the sign clearly read, "NO FISHING."
A decision had been made.
Don’t even think about fishing here.
But what if you want to fish there?
Mark 1:17 reads,
Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”
Sometimes I feel like there is a "NO FISHING" sign in front of the very person that needs to hear about God.
Right up front, where all can see, is an attitude of "stay away" when it comes to spiritual things.
A decision has been made.
Don’t even think about talking to me about God.
Maybe they are hurting because of personal tragedy.
Maybe they are mad at God.
Maybe they are turned off by those they have met who seemed hypocritical in their faith.
A thousand reasons may fill an unpublished list that continually fuels their skepticism and lack of trust.
Whatever the cause, we shouldn’t give up.
Returning often with cane pole in hand, we should hope to find a day when fishing is allowed.
Until then, we can continue to pray that the NO FISHING sign will be taken down.