Luke and The Lost
I have lived long enough to know the Truth of this next episode of Jesus, Son of God, because of what He has done in my own life. When He says “push out farther into deep water” we must obey for it is in the obedience that we are blessed beyond all measure. The process of obedience might be hard to explain, but easy to testify. Like Peter, knee deep in fish, we fall to our knees in praise for the One and Only, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Read and be blessed. Think about all the times you followed without hesitation and were blessed by our Lord. Does the feeling of humility return, like Peter? Can we “handle the holiness” who comes into our lives with something better to be and to do than we could possibly think or imagine for ourselves?
Luke 5, The Message
Push Out into Deep Water
5 1-3 Once when he was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret, the crowd was pushing in on him to better hear the Word of God. He noticed two boats tied up. The fishermen had just left them and were out scrubbing their nets. He climbed into the boat that was Simon’s and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd.
4 When he finished teaching, he said to Simon, “Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch.”
5-7 Simon said, “Master, we’ve been fishing hard all night and haven’t caught even a minnow. But if you say so, I’ll let out the nets.” It was no sooner said than done—a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity. They waved to their partners in the other boat to come help them. They filled both boats, nearly swamping them with the catch.
8-10 Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell to his knees before Jesus. “Master, leave. I’m a sinner and can’t handle this holiness. Leave me to myself.” When they pulled in that catch of fish, awe overwhelmed Simon and everyone with him. It was the same with James and John, Zebedee’s sons, coworkers with Simon.
10-11 Jesus said to Simon, “There is nothing to fear. From now on you’ll be fishing for men and women.” They pulled their boats up on the beach, left them, nets and all, and followed him.
Our prayer…pray with me….
May all that we think or do today be in Jesus Name. If it is not, then stop thinking it or doing it.
“There is nothing to fear” — Jesus.