I absolutely love when nature points to God and provides immediate application. I also love listening to people's travel stories that involve nature because it makes me feel like I was there. You may or may not have seen Donna’s picture of the tuna they caught, but you should (check out her FB page). Even better is the story that surrounds this great catch.
The catch happened during their 3-hour fishing excursion. Her youngest son Evan caught a nice 163 lb fish and her sons and husband together reeled in the “big one”. After asking Donna about the Tuna she mentioned something that spoke to me. “Evan was the first to feel the tug but through all his efforts he couldn’t reel it in. There was a sudden pull and the reel released. All his efforts were gone and he asked Dad to step in.” Donna explained. She showed me a picture that captured the moment and my attention.
There was Evan, with his muscle flexed, trying his best to bring this fish in and Dad right next to him navigating the line. Donna explained that it’s hard to do both – deep sea fish and ensure that the line retracts correctly. See, if the line comes back in tangled then the rod will malfunction later on. That’s why they were able to bring in the memorable catch – one worked and the other guided.
You and I will labor in different functions but both are necessary. Whether it be be parenting, business, church, etc., understand your gifts and the others needed to accomplish more for the Kingdom of God.
“O taste and see that the Lord is good.” In his presence and with his people…