Friday, October 14, 2011

Five Minutes: Catch

Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Catch.

Set the timer. Ready. Set. Write.

Uttering the word "catch" exudes a feeling of suddenness in my heart. The thrill of catching a fish (nope, not done that). The accomplishment of catching a ball (yep, done that). The warm, fuzzy feeling when someone says "You are a great catch." (yep, experienced that) The sneezing and coughing of catching a cold. (we've all had one of those) Or the skeptical question asked "What's the catch?" (yep, I'm skeptical) Catch is such an interesting word that it's hard for me to focus on one aspect of "catch" to even compose a sensible post for five minutes.

My mind goes immediately to the story of Jesus and the disciples and how He taught them so much about life from their fishermen. Many of them made a living catching fish, yet when Jesus asked them to follow Him, He told them, "I will now make you fishers of men." I love how Jesus meets us right where we are, using language that we understand so we just "get" it.

Jesus knows just how to catch me. And, oh how glad I am that He did.


Dolly @ Soulstops said...

Hopping over from your line about how "Jesus know just how to catch me. And, O how Glad I am that He did."

I love how you expressed that sentiment of how Jesus catches our hearts.

RosieBoo said...

Thanks, Dolly! And thanks for coming by from 5MFridays!

All My Monkeys said...

Oh yay. Me too. Speaks just so we can hear. Thanks for the perspective.