Plate 9 - Fishers of Men Series 4 –

Plate 9 - Fishers of Men Series 4

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To get the sense of this series of photographs called Fishers of Men, please start by reading the description of Series 1.****

I think this is my favorite shot of the series that morning. The sun had been playing a little behind some morning clouds and had just come out again. The light touched the fisherman’s nets and also gave a gentle glow to his face. Our fisherman worked so hard while I was working. He was using all the methods he used every day, and yet he did not catch one fish.****

I thought of the seven who, after the resurrection, had not yet caught a full vision of what their work was going to be. They said, “We go a fishing.” And they left for the Galilee, back to their old trade. That morning they saw a stranger on the shore who cried to them, “Children, have ye any meat?” They had toiled all night and had caught nothing. “We have none.” “Cast your nets on the other side, and ye shall find.”****

Not yet realizing it was the Lord, they did as the stranger bid and this time their nets filled to near breaking. Peter and John both recognized immediately that it was the Lord. He is the abundant giver.