Many of us are familiar with the event of Jesus calling his first disciples, Peter and his brother Andrew, who were fishermen by profession and in that call, Jesus expressed unto these two the following – Follow me (or Come after me) and I will make you fishers of men (Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:17).
What is the difference between fishermen and fishers of men?
Fishermen catch that (fish) which is alive and they die.
Fishers of men catch that (men/souls) which are dead and they live.
The call remains open to all who believe in Jesus, even today but it is important to note that in both cases, the call to ‘follow Jesus’ comes first. It is this step we need to first take toward Jesus. Our taking then yields to his making.
Have you/me taken the step toward Jesus?
Jesus can make you to be the means by which, people come to know Him – Life, Life eternally.
Matthew 28:19 (KJV)
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Mark 1:17 (KJV)
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.