We recently celebrated my youngest daughter’s birthday. We always get together as a family at one of our homes or the honoree’s choice of restaurants. This time we met at In The Raw for sushi. It was a perfect evening. There were nine of us. We sat outside under the lights at one long table that fit us perfectly. For once it wasn’t raining. The temperature was a pleasant 80 degrees. There was a band playing mellow older hits in the background.
The birthday girl had to work until 7:00, but showed up fashionably late looking gorgeous as ever in a dress, some on fleek heels and even lipstick! Here she is with her sisters. Have I happened to ever mention that I love my 3 daughters? ♡
We began with edamame and ITR salad. The younger bunch partook in Sake and Sapporo. It was soon time to eat sushi.
I love sushi! The chopsticks, the wasabi, the ginger, the whole experience.
For those of you that aren’t sushi lovers, you’ve never experienced sushi ’til you’ve had In The Raw sushi rolls. The crunchy tempura flakes and spicy mayo make the sushi of the rolls I choose absolutely divine. The spicier, the better! Contrary to popular belief, all sushi is not raw fish.
And speaking of raw fish, let’s talk about the fishermen that catch that fish. You know, all the fish used in sushi, eel and shrimp and lobster and salmon and ahi tuna. Fishermen. Whether they use nets or poles or cages, they are men of extreme patience. They do their part. Then they wait. Wait for their bounty to come in.
That’s how it is with our God. He has extreme patience with us. He created us. He loves us unconditionally. But He gave us free will. He did His part. And now He sits back with His perfect timing and waits. Waits for His bounty to come in. For His children to return to their creator.
It’s our choice.
We can sit around and eat sushi. Sushi that is served to us. Sure it’s appealing to our senses of sight and taste. But, it’s fleeting. We’re just simply taking in what life has to offer. Or we can be fishermen and help gather the bounty. We can eat for a day or two from our own works. Or we can be what Jesus has called us all to be. Fishers of men. We can spread the Word and love of Jesus to this world. Then, and only then, we will dine in His Holy presence for eternity.
The choice is yours.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said,”and I will make you fishers of men.”
Love and laughter,