The Intersection of Mission and Fishin!

Christ Works! Apart from the cross, the fish symbol is probably the most recognized symbol of Christian faith. It is found on cars, Bible covers, church logos, and more. When people ask about its meaning, I usually point out its Greek acronym as Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior. Taking the first letter from each word in that phrase, we have the Greek word for “fish” (icthus). The fish symbol also reminds us of the signs of Jesus’ ministry. In John 21:13 at the Sea of Galilee Jesus performed His final miracle—Disciples would be left amazed, after fishing long hours without success, Jesus provided the best big fish story ever told, and it did not conclude with the one that got away!