By Terry Weber
A working net, like fishing nets such as: seine, drift, trawl, gill, drag and trammel used by modern fisherman who go to sea from the fishing ports along our coasts, or like those used by James and John and other ancient fishermen on the Sea of Galilee, all are extremely efficient tools carefully developed over thousands of years to snare or trap all kinds of fish.
In Matthew 4:21, we are told that when Jesus saw two men working on their nets, he immediately knew that these were the kind of men he needed to help him. Why? Because, as men worked with fishing nets every day, they already had a basic understanding and practical working knowledge of the way God gets things done in this world. That is, they understood nets and networking and could easily be taught to make the transition from being "fishers of fish" to "fishers of men."
I think the Christian fellowship we share together is like the strands that weave through the webbing of a fishing net. With every shared smile, sorrow, defeat, victory, hug, contact, word and prayer each of us adds another fiber, another strand or knot to the net.
Over time, this becomes a net that binds us together into a practical network of useful activities. Activities carefully designed and planned by God, the one who created us for His purpose. He designed us to be a unique kind of tool that he can use to skillfully draw ever more people of the non-Christian world into his everlasting, eternal - Christian network!
Terry Weber is a retired advertising/direct mail sales letter copywriter and inventor of several useful items. Terry and his wife Doris are Habitat For Humanity, RV Care-A- Vanners who, for the past eight years have volunteered to help build more than 39 houses all over the USA. They travel to and from the 2-week long builds in their RV. The money they make on their Originals By Weber website helps them pay their expenses to and from those volunteer Habitat builds.
P.S. Due to health problems plus the high cost of gasoline we can no longer afford to drive the RV to Habitat builds. The RV is parked until gasoline prices come down.