When Isaiah “saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,” he was overcome with an awareness of his sin and “unclean lips” (Is. 6:1, 5). But the Lord atoned for his sin, took away his guilt and sanctified his lips with “a burning coal” from the altar (Is. 6:6–7). Not only was he rescued from death, but he was called and sent as a prophet of the Lord’s Word (Is. 6:8–9). Similarly, when Simon Peter and his companions “enclosed a large number of fish” at the Word of Jesus, he humbled himself and said, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man” (Luke 5:4–8). But Jesus comforted Simon, called him to discipleship and declared that he would be “catching men” (Luke 5:10–11). So, through the Office of the Ministry, does Christ continue to call people to faith and give them a family; that is, He calls us to discipleship, to “strive to excel in building up the church.” (1 Corinthians 14:12) Thus, the Church does the little things necessary for people to hear the Word, like Jesus preaching from a boat, that the family of God may expand and grow in faith, hope, and love.