The net mender
In the process of time and use John and James are found mending their nets, the very tools necessary for effective fishing, they have their boat and the knowledge of their profession but without the constant maintenance of the nets their efforts would be pointless. And so it is with us, and as they are working Jesus comes and calls them to follow him, to leave the nets to become fishers of men.
But here’s the thing, we still are wearied by the things of our day and sometimes holes appear as frustration cause us to fail to see those small holes that can so easily rip and be come significant, losing more than winning.
Listen to what Peter encourages us with.
1 Peter 5:10
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
Now here’s Peter walking as a fisherman for Christ and seeing the wear and tear that takes place with us all says “He will make you perfect” this word perfect is the exact same word as mending, Peter knew that in the never leaving or forsaking there always must be time spent to allow our nets to be mended, restored and again made useful for service.
Today take some time to ponder His presence to preserve you, to comfort you to reassure you, to mend your nets for His purpose.