A Catchy Story

by Paul Mayes Jamar

Luke 5:1-10

Jesus taught the people near Simon’s boat
then in it off the shore, where it was afloat.

When through, He asked Simon to go out
which Simon went along with, but with doubt.

Jesus said, “launch out into the deep,” sea,
“and let your nets down,” and Simon agreed.

The nets pulled in more than they could wish
almost breaking them, sinking their boats in fish.

Then Jesus told Simon from that day on
he will catch men just as Jesus had shown.

Today we need to launch out into God’s deep blue faith
let our nets down, and draw up the Holy Spirit and bathe.

To bring in a catch for Heaven to rejoice,
and save many souls who will raise a joyful voice.

Catch men for the kingdom who in Paradise shall rest
As Simon and all saints will truly be forever blessed.

Paul Mayes Jamar was born in Brownwood, Texas in March 1955. He spent most of his life in Texas, just within the last twenty years he moved to Missouri. He graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Mr. Jamar was a third generation radio broadcaster owning several stations in the Austin, Texas area. He has written four books of Christian poetry. He hopes to get published soon. He has been published in Highland Park Poetry’s website with his poem, “Bluebonnet Sonnet,” and “Sunrise,” and in their book on Shoes, with His poem, “Shoe Holes.” Also, soon to be in Central Texas Writers Society’s Anthology on Nature with his poem, “The Big Red Ant.” Mr. Jamar lives with his wife Cynthia Jamar, and has three children living elsewhere.

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