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God's power fills us
October 4, 2010
by Pastor Lyndon Korhonen, Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church, Cokato

According to my baby book, I have fished ever since I was 2 years old. But it wasn’t until I was about 43 years old that I bought an ultralight fishing rod and reel.

This setup is used for fishing panfish, primarily. I put 4-pound line on mine, and even with a very small flu-flu jig or beetle spin, I can cast it quite far.

When there isn’t much northern pike activity, I take it out and begin casting. On this light setup, even the sunfish and crappies put up quite a fight. Occasionally, a northern pike hits that little lure and then you have quite a tussle on your hands.

Recently, I put on a medium beetle spin and started fishing the lily pad edge. Oh boy – what fun it was to bring in a 4-pound northern on that ultralight setup!

After coming in from a morning of fishing up at our cabin recently, I began thinking about the thrill of the battle on ultralight equipment. I wondered if that is why God has chosen to work through such weak human instruments as us. Perhaps He, too, loves the thrill of using us and supplying the inner strength and power through His work and the Holy Spirit to do battle with Satan and his cohorts.

II Corinthians 4:7 says, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay (ultralight vessels – our weak bodies) to show that this all-surpassing power is from God, and not from us.”

Do you feel weak and inadequate? Don’t let that stop you from making yourself available to serve the Lord. You may be just the “ultralight” instrument God enjoys working through!