Bluegill Bill is a name that I was given by kids who lived near our cabin on Rocky Fork Lake in Highland County near Hillsboro, Ohio. They nicknamed me that because I only fished for bluegill. If I caught a bass or catfish or any other kind of fish it was accidental. It didn’t matter to me if the bluegill were little, I filleted them anyway. They are, in my opinion, the tastiest, and most desirable of all fish; but, that is merely my opinion.
Now, I’m retired and have decided the best way I can serve God is by being an ambassador for Christ as defined in 2 Corinthians 5th chapter and verses 17-21, where the Apostle Paul, as inspired by the Holy Spirit says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has passed away, behold the new has come. All this is from God who through Christ reconciled us to himself, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin for us who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Salvation is therefore by grace alone, through faith alone ( Ephesians 2:8-10), in Jesus Christ alone, as He’s revealed in the Bible alone (Acts 4:12). All of this is to the glory of God the Father alone, because He gave His Son so that we might have eternal life (John 3:16). My prayer is that everyone who reads this, who has never trusted jesus Christ as Lord and savior will do so today; and that everyone who is a Christian would become involved in the ministry of reconciliation spoken of by the Apostle Paul. There is a lot of hype about what a terrible place the world is becoming, and what is most needed for humankind. Jesus Christ is the only One who speaks with authority on eternal things. He is the One to whom we must turn. In the words of an old hymn, “All other ground is sinking sand.”
Bill Biza (Bluegill Bill)