"At the time, I had 5 children and was living out so far that I had to ration gas for my motorcycle to get to town. We were out of almost all our food. I decided to walk down to the creek and with my kids. It was a lesson learned.
I prayed aloud, "Father just supply us with the fish that is sufficient." I counted heads and we needed 7 fish. As I began to fish, I caught three nice bass with only one lure and one pole mind you. Then as I casted again, I caught a river gar. They are edible, but I really didn't want the thing. I said, "Lord NO!" then my line broke.
I prayed aloud again in anger, "Please Lord, let me catch that gar. I need my lure back. I won't kill him. I'll set him free." All I had was a hook and a weight left. I tied it on my line and cast again one time and caught the gar in the tail. I fought and fought with it and he got closer and closer.
As I got him to the bank, the gar shook its tail and mouth at the same time. The lure flew back that I'd lost and landed between my feet. The gar unhooked itself and swam away. I jumped for joy singing and giving praise. God is Great! I tied that lure on and caught the rest of the bass we needed and we were fed.
- Contributed by Tommy E.
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:" Matthew 13:47