How's the fishing in heaven“You should have been here yesterday!”
By: By Pastor Mark, Superior Telegram
“You should have been here yesterday!”
This is the theme song to many of my fishing experiences. It seems that every trip to the water, no matter how well planned, results in being told the fish’s appetites were all satisfied 24 hours earlier.
This phenomenon is not restricted merely to angling. Any number of us can attest to sales that sold out of an item just before we arrived, a vacation where the weather was gorgeous the week before we got there, the job position that was filled or the concert that was sold out.
It can make one believe they were born 24 hours too late.
We are told: “It’s the early bird that catches the worm.” “Those who snooze, lose.” “The ones who hesitate are lost.” But these are not always so. There is a common experience that has been designed just for each day — our relationship with God.
It can begin today, as we are told: “Now is the time for salvation.”
It can be enjoyed every day because God’s “mercies are renewed each morning.”
We are promised: “Those who seek me will find me.”
Relating to God is not a matter of right timing, but of desire. He can always be found, immediately; not just on special days or at specific places. He is everywhere, at every time, for every need, and every person. You will never hear God say: “You should have been here yesterday.”
Hmmm, I wonder what fishing will be like in heaven.
Pastor Mark Holmes is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and has served the Darrow Road Wesleyan Church since 1997.