John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John was a fisherman. He spent his whole life on the Sea of Galilee, that’s all he had ever known. His dad was a fisherman and probably his dad before him. John had never ventured very far in his life, except for a trip or so to Jerusalem to worship at the temple. That was all John knew until that day when the greatest of all fishermen came fishing for souls by the sea. “John, come follow Me and I will make you a true fisherman”. That was the day that John began to see the glory of God. It was totally unexpected and not everyone could see it but John found himself looking at the eternal Word of God that day Who had become a human. Who would have thought that God Himself would become a man and come walking up to this fisherman cleaning his nets in this small fishing village of all places; but there He was. John began to touch the eternal nature of God that day, that’s what his first verse in his gospel was all about, “In the beginning was the Word….” Here is how Augustine describes this eternal nature of Jesus.

“There are two births of our Lord Jesus Christ, the one divine, the other human.… Consider that first begetting: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Whose Word? The Father’s own. Which Word? The Son himself. The Father has never been without the Son; and yet the one who has never been without the Son begot the Son. He both begot and yet did not begin to do so. There is no beginning for one begotten without beginning. And yet he is the Son, and yet he is begotten. A mere human is going to say, “How is it that he is begotten, and yet he does not have a beginning? If he does not have a beginning, how was he begotten?” How, I do not know. Are you asking a mere human how God was begotten? I am overwhelmed by your questioning, but I appeal to the prophet: “His begetting who can tell the tale of?”

So this was the beginning of the tall tale as told by this Fisherman called John. This tale had no beginning and it has no end. All he could say was that in the beginning was the Word and the Word became a man.

2 thoughts on “TALL TALE OF A FISHERMAN”


  2. This is what separates us as part timers (doing things our way when things hit the fan) or true followers (fully invested, no matter the situation) I have been both and the Bible is full of stories of both. A new day starts when we open a “savings account”, but if you don’t study the pass book (always know what is in it), don’t continue to find new way’s to add to your investment, never enter the bank, then all you will have is a dust covered book with a small initial deposit and blank pages.

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