Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Ecclesiastes 11:1
Hello, Bob Williams here with some “Moments of Blogspiration.”
If that introduction has a familiar ring, it’s because you likely heard my “Moment of Inspiration” radio broadcasts back in the 1980s into the early 2000s.
Now, well into the twenty-first century, times and titles have changed and so have we. What used to take three hours of broadcast production back then can be done in about twenty minutes these days. Whereas we were elated when FM radio stations began to broadcast over a wide geographic area by way of translator towers and discs, today, the casting of our thoughts can be placed on the Internet Super Highway and read or heard or seen from almost any place on earth.
I am so pleased you have chosen to join me in this new venture. The “moments” will be similar in format from the radio broadcasts, but most will be related to my new book, The Perils and Parables of Pastor Preechet.
Since the word “parable” is often defined as, “an earthly story with a heavenly meaning,” these blogcasts will search for the “heaven” in hellish as well as jubilant moments.
Sure hope I can cast these blogs better than I cast my line off the jetty fishing for flounders. I took my 15-year-old nephew fishing. We weren’t catching anything but seaweed, but I brought my pole back to cast way out, and a gust of wind caught it hook, line and sinker and caught my ear on the way. Needless to say, that ended our fishing trip.
The Bible has a lot to say about casting. It talks about casting bread on the waters. When you do, it says you will find it days later. So what’s that all about? Simply put, nothing ventured, nothing gained. If you want a return on your investment, be it bread, money or fish, you’ve got to put it out there.
On a couple of occasions, Jesus’ disciples had been fishing all night. He told them to cast the nets on the other side of the boat and there were so many fish they needed help to haul them in.
When we cast our sins upon Jesus and leave them with Him, we get a return beyond human comprehension. We get life as God intended when He created the world. That is one of the primary goals of these blogspirations. To help you learn how to do just that.
A professional fisherman who not only caught a lot of fish but taught so many others how to catch them said, “Cast all your cares on Jesus, for He cares for you.” (I Peter 5:6-7.) That’s right! It was Peter, Jesus’ disciple.
That’s just a taste of the kind of thing we’ll cast on our next moments together, so please join me next week.
For now, I’m Bob Williams from near the Cedars of Lebanon saying, “Goodbye, and may God go with you.”