Oceans For Emotions: 'If you catch them, He will clean them'

Elaine Wheat

By Elaine Wheat

And Jesus saith unto them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you Fishers of Men. - Matthew 4:19

Today, as I was driving down the highway, a sign on a church caught my eye. It wasn't because of the deeply spiritual message, but because it had the word "fish" in it. It was so moving that I wanted to share it with you readers.

The sign said "Be ye Fishers of Men. If you catch them, He will clean them."

As I traveled on down the road, I really thought about that sign. It was a short-and-sweet, tried-and-true message. It was to the point and perfectly positive in nature.

I should have left it alone and just totally affirmed it. But sometimes, my mind just goes silly on me, and I think in surprising ways. Here is what this fisherman's brain came up with:

"Be ye Fishers of Men. If you don't, you can't catch them, He can't clean them, but the Devil can surely still fry them."

Dear Lord, I am not trying to be sacrilegious, and I am sure that you know that. I know I am made in Your image so You, too, must have a sense of humor. We people always pray to You about such serious things that I thought You might just need a good laugh once in a while. I'll just call it, "Prayer Lite."