On the Galilee Lake
On the Galilee Lake 2000 years ago, two poor fishermen were mending nets.
"If we could catch fish enough to fill our boat, we could be rich men," said a younger brother.
"If we could catch fish enough to fill our boat, we would sell them even to Roman soldiers," said an elder one.
They continued their work outside the boat on the ground.
"Only if we could catch fish enough to fill the boat every night, I could build my house," said the younger brother.
"If we could catch fish enough to fill our boat over and over again, we would sell them even to Greeks at nice prices," said the elder one.
They continued their work under the softly blue sky with spring birds flying.
"Indeed, if we could catch fish enough to fill the boat and get big money, I could marry a beautiful girl," said the younger brother.
"If we could always catch fish enough to fill our boat and become famous, we would sell fish even to Jerusalem priests at very nice prices," said the elder one.
They continued their work in the warm air, being surrounded by spring flowers along the shore. In good time, a strange strong wind started to blow over the Lake. Then suddenly they saw a Moses-like man walking swiftly through the Lake toward them with water being parted so as to make a path for the man to travel. He got on the shore while the wind stopped and the Lake returned to the ordinary state. Then, he stood by the two brothers.
"Master, we could not catch fish at all though we had tried hard all night," said the elder brother at strain as he could not know what to say to a Moses. "Then, take your boat to the middle of the Lake and throw your net!" said the Moses-like man.
The two brothers silently and obediently, as if blamed by a prophet, rowed their boat to the middle of the Lake in the wake of the path where the Moses-like man had come, and threw their net to soon find many fish caught. They took the fish into the boat over and over again, so that the boat got full of fish. They hurriedly returned to the shore with shock and awe, and got on land, leaving fish in the boat. And, they knelt down before the man like two criminals under the death sentence.
Then Jesus said to them, "Follow me and you will catch many souls." They started to follow him, leaving the boat with full of fish that should have generated a great fortune for them, although the younger brother looked back at the boat for a moment.
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Mat 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
Mat 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
Mat 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?