~Casting & Mending~
This is a powerful revelatory passage of scripture text; study Matthew 4:16-22…I will highlight a few key verses in the King James…”and Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee saw two brethren (brothers), Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers” skip down to verse 21 and read, “and going on from thence, he aaw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them”
The background and central theme of this text revolves around the Gentile city of Galilee which is the place Jesus’ main ministry focus began. This is of course directly after returning from the wilderness and being tempted of the enemy and after John the Baptist was thrown into prison.
I will point out that Jesus first called 2 brothers who were “casting their nets into the sea” and he then called 2 more brothers who were “mending their nets on the sea” with their father.
So the art or action of casting requires you to throw out and release the net into the water in hopes of gathering fish into the net while pulling it back into the boat…there are times when pulling in the net the mere weight of the haul can cause the net to tear, or if the net gets caught it can also rip so before casting into the sea, the net must be tended to and repaired.
Watch this for it applies both in the physical and spiritual application: there are those of you who are sent out to gather the flock and given strength to bear the weight of all that comes and then there are some who will tend to the mending of being broken and will heal and repair relationships to be restored to include those generational.
Don’t worry about the ones who are strong enough to break out the net, simply repair and recast. It might be intended for another fisherman. The father was there to properly teach how to repair, restore and strengthen the net for the next cast and the sons were paying attention, learning and focused.
Let it marinate…..