The Christian Public Servant – “unafraid to fish”

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May 30, 2018 – Wednesday


Luke 5:10(b) [NLT] Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!”


My husband and I just completed training to be a Family-Teaching Couple for a faith-based organization that works with at-risk youth. We’ll take care of about eight preteen and teenage girls who have witnessed the horrors of life in this world. Even before we got married, my husband and I asked God to use us to do His will on earth — to be a force of goodwill and an agent of change. He answered our prayers, and now we are unafraid to fish for those who have had their childhood and innocence taken away from them. We remain unafraid to fish for those who have been robbed of love, care, and an opportunity to learn. We will help them find redemption and renewed faith in what is to come.

Scripture reminds us that we all must be unafraid to fish for those who need help. Scripture does not say we can ignore them, nor does it permit us to neglect them.

You don’t have to be missionaries like my husband and me. You can fish in your own workplace or in the area surrounding your building. And there is nothing more blessing than to serve our Lord as you serve others!

Today, when you head to work, go with a renewed spirit. Know that, in whatever you do, God awards you the ability and courage to be unafraid to fish for those in need.

At work, or perhaps on a work break, help someone. And do so with the fire and zeal of Jesus. Speak with His words and actions, and know you make a difference in the life of someone else.


Lord, thank You for this opportunity to do Your work here on Your earth. Keep me unafraid to fish for those who need help and, in doing so, always glorify God. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

MeShel M.J Bussey, MPA
Urban Missionary

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