“I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
John 21:3 (NIV)
The website FishingBooker.com says this: If you had to pick just one country to spend your fishing days in, what would it be? You might think this question is hard to reply to. Sure, some countries have monster fish weighing over a thousand pounds, but if you’re an average angler, you’ll want non-stop reel action in a unique locale you can truly enjoy. After you’ve read this, you’ll see why Canada is a fishing gem like no other, and why it gets our vote.
If you’ve ever had a time when your dreams were crushed, and many people have, you understand how the disciples of Jesus felt between His crucifixion and His resurrection. They had forgotten the many times He told them that He would die and then three days later come back to life. So, after His death, not knowing what else to do, they returned to the familiar – the old life they had lived before Jesus had called them to follow Him. Those who were fishermen went back to their boats and in doing so, they teach us a valuable lesson. In John 21:3 we read, “‘I’m going out to fish,’ Simon Peter told them, and they said, ‘We’ll go with you.’ So, they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.” These were experienced fishermen. They knew the Sea of Galilee like the back of their hands. They knew where to fish in order to catch fish. But they caught nothing. The point is this – once we commit our lives to Jesus Christ, everything else leaves us empty. There is no going back. If you are a follower of Jesus, keep on following.
These have been words from the heart.