FishinPals is a Christian Organization that is not affiliated with any local church (organization/denomination). We are a part of the church that Jesus is building and are using the sport of fishing to bring people of all ages together in fellowship. At our events people (adults/children) can come together to enjoy a time of fishing and fellowship. We do have food at each of our events which is brought by those participating. We do not have fees for those who come but do accept donations by freewill. We do award prizes and have give a ways at each event. Our outside events run from April through October.
At FishinPals we believe you are never too old to enjoy your childhood.
Ever thought about that – Fishing in Heaven? I have. I can remember my early days of fishing and at times wondering if there would be fishing in heaven.
You to may of thought about that or may be thinking of it now. It’s an age old question that probably all of us who enjoy the sport of fishing have thought about. Personally I would like to think there is fishing in heaven but I think we need to search the Scriptures to see if we can find the answer.
If we look in the Old Testament we will find that there was a river that flowed from the Garden of Eden. Wonder why God put a river there? Think it might be that so Adam and Eve would have something to do with their kids on Saturday? You know they didn’t have a TV to watch back then. I guess they would have had to find ways to entertain themselves, along with their kids.
On the fifth day of creation God did create the fishes. He saw that they were good and He blessed them. He also told them to multiply. I guess He knew we fishermen would be coming along so He was taking care of us.
Fishing In Heaven? Well after searching the Old Testament I can’t give an answer one way or another. But according to what I find in it, it doesn’t matter!! There is no way we will get there. All the fishermen I know including myself have broken one of those 10 commandments God required. Fishermen have been known to stretch the fish (truth) a little bit and that is a reason to be disqualified from getting there according to the Old Testament. Guess we better look at the New Testament. After looking into the New Testament, what I found will blow your mind!
There is a river in Heaven. It says that it flows from the Throne of God and of the Lamb, down the middle of a great street. It also has a tree of life on each side. (Revelation 22) Boy, this only adds more questions. Is there fish in it? Will God let us fish in it?
Wait a minute, in the Old Testament I found that we aren’t going to make it so it doesn’t really matter if that river is full of 20 lb. bass or 10 lb. crappie. We aren’t going to be able to fish there even if God does say it’s OK.
Is There Fishing in Heaven? Maybe that isn’t the right question or the one we should be asking. Maybe the question should be….Is there Fishermen in Heaven?
Well after some study I’ve got some Good News, there is fishermen in heaven!! In the New Testament it tells us that God so loved us fishermen that He sent His Son to pay the price for our sins. He says that Jesus came not to condemn us but to save us and whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but if we fail to believe we are condemned.
Jesus canceled out that old law that would of kept us from finding out if God is going to let us fish in that river up there.
Maybe right now you are sensing something you may of never sensed before. You are sensing that you are a sinner and you sense in your heart the desire to accept the truth of Jesus. My friend do not let this pass you by! Right now confess with your mouth that you are a sinner and accept the truth of Jesus by thanking our Heavenly Father for sending His Son to pay the price that you could of never paid. Don’t worry about the words, just speak them out. If you have done this please let us know by sending a email so we may be of some help in your growth. We would be glad to send you a New Testament for your reading about our Lord and His goodness and the desires He has for you.
Put two oversized fishermen into a 16′ boat and you are setting yourself up for trouble. Getting to their seats is a time consuming problem requiring strategic planning, extreme
effort, caution and prayer. Both depending on each others shoulders or head to steady themselves as they plop into their chairs. Attempting to get a drink or snack out of the cooler is out of the question and overlooked until dehydration or dizziness sets in. Even Mother Nature can barely beckon the call to come ashore and hide behind a tree. Throw in some wind, some waves, and a jerky trolling motor on speed 4 and you’ve got yourself a possible $10,000 video clip to send in.
Natural clumsiness and a lazy lifestyle is mostly the cause and both parties know it subconsciously. When a mishap occurs, little sympathy is perpetrated or help offered as the less fortunate finds himself flopping intoand over tackle like a lively fish just pulled into a boat. There is some amusement to the other party watching, but the seriousness of the situation is quickly regained due to the possibility of a broken rod or tackle knocked overboard which can bring out a harsh reprimand of “Be still!” or simply, “Don’t break my
rods!”. Of course, like a swimmer drowning in mass hysteria, its best not to get involved and let the fallen work out their own problems than to risk body or limb
and find yourself in the same situation or worse.
As best as I can understand it, the phrase “Got one!” or “Get the net!” penetrating their ears immediately pumps endorphins into the blood stream causing an adrenalin rush which in turn brings about a nimble, quick action, sure footed, toe dancing fisherman the likes of which would turn the heads of any pro athlete or circus acrobat. It’s as if the boat had grown twice its size and turned into solid concrete. How is this possible? Scientist may never truly comprehend this remarkable phenomenon, but a pure bred fisherman with a built in drive to catch fish has some understanding.