Launch into the deep
Luke 5:1-11, “…Master we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your Word, I will let down the net”
Peter and his friends were professional fishermen, their life occupation. They knew fish seasons and where to fish as experts. On this particular night, they caught nothing having fished all night long. The morning come, they were disappointed and all they can do was wash their nets. Customers were going to expect fish, they needed to make money, they needed to feed their families. I can imagine them pondering over what they will tell the people. In simple, their normal, daily routine had been interrupted and brought to a halt. Have you ever be at a place where everything you knew how to do at your job or at home all of a sudden was interrupted and those looking up to you were disappointed in you? Hang on, help is on the way.
Jesus came by and was teaching the word of God. He had great multitude listening to Him teach. Great thing about Him, He comes right when there is a need. In as much as people need a touch from Him, everyone has a different need and my need may not be yours. He saw a boat and requested to use as a pulpit to preach. Read the rest of this entry »
Luke 5:4, “When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
I love good surprises especially from God. I remember when Pastor Phil was getting engaged, he brought now his wife onto a hill surprised her there real good with an engagement ring. Tears of joy ran down her cheeks, what a surprise. Wives, remember when your husband proposed? some of you had no clue it was coming or if you did, you couldn’t tell when. When he did, you just fell apart, no words to say but shed tears of joy. We all love good surprises for they are things we don’t expect or if we expect them, we do not know when they will drop. Read the rest of this entry »
Luke 5:10-11 “10…And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.” 11 So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him”
Peter was one of the most ordinary people in the bible any of us can identify with. He wasn’t the sharpest pencil in the box yet he was one of the closest disciples to Jesus. His calling was remarkable having been taken from his fully understood occupation of fishing fish to a new occupation of fishing men. Read the rest of this entry »