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FISH and FISHING Lutheran Pioneers For the Upper Midwest
Devotion Hats off Pay attention NO goofing around
The teacher asked her kindergarten class what sound a duck makes. The little boys hand shot up. Aflac! he said. He wasnt kidding either. That was the only sound he had ever heard a duck make. American Family Life Assurance Company execs would be proud of the little boys knowledge. They would be happy too. Of course, we all know what the Government Employees Insurance Companys little gecko says and how he says it. We even know the accent of the gecko... even a caveman knows this! How can we ever look at a gecko again without thinking of the cute little guy who brags about his companys insurance? So two insurance companies use a duck and a gecko to get you thinking about them and what they offer you. Their offers come at a price, of course.
FISH Another insurance animal For two thousand years another group has been using a fish to remind people of their life assurance/ insurance plan. A fish! And this fish turns up in strange places. Some fashion the fish into gold designs and hang it around their necks. Others put the fish on their refrigerator doors. Probably most often you see this fish on someones rear bumper while you are waiting for the light to change.
FISH If you spoke Greek about two thousand years ago and someone said the names Jesus, Christ, Gods Son, Savior in that order, you might think of the Greek word ixthus or ichthus. Nevermind the spelling differences. Its the same thing in Greek: Fish!
Fish in the bible Genesis 1:26 Then God said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. Genesis 1:26 Luke 5:6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. Luke 5:6 Mark 1:17 Come, follow me, Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men. Mark 1:17 Mark 6:41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. Mark 6:41
Prayer Dear Lord Jesus, Please help us to remember that it is You who gave us rule over the fish in your creation. It is You who fed the 5000 with 5 loaves and 2 fish. It is You who caused the nets of the disciples to overflow. It is You who commanded us to be fishers of men. Please help us to remember You as we learn about fishing and to always be willing to share your message of salvation. - Amen
Fish and Fishing Equipment – Hooks – Line – Rods or Poles – Reels – Bait – Lures – Bobbers
Prayer Jesus, help our eyes to see, our salvation earned by Thee. Jesus, help our ears to hear, calls for help from far and near. Jesus, help our feet to go, in the way that Thou wilt show. Jesus, help our hands to do, all things loving, kind and true. Jesus may we helpful be, growing every day like Thee. Amen