Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mark 1:17 says, "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men."

I have been fishing the Columbia for spring Chinook with a brother in Christ. We have enjoyed the times together on the boat, the misses, and the catches. We hooked a 13 lb. beautiful Spring Chinook. The pole dipped down as I took a big bite of a sandwich. I pulled and reeled, and John netted the blue/green silvery fish into the boat. I realized after the 15 minute battle that I still had the bite in my mouth. I had been so excited that I didn't even swallow my sandwich. That is excitement!
We cleaned and filleted the salmon, what beautiful red meat. I took it home, split it with some friends and gave a good chunk to my new (we recently purchased a house) neighbor. It had opened a door - Harold told me about his life and how he needs God. He asked if I would pray for him. He is willing to get together and study.
This day was chalked full of excitement to catch my first spring Chinook on the beautiful Columbia River and then use the salmon to "fish for men" - that is just Awesome! Praise God!