Day 07 Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Catching a large number of fish – Luke 5:3-10
He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon,
and asked him to put out a little way from the shore.
Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon,
“Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”
Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long,
but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.”
When they had done this, they caught so many fish
that their nets were beginning to break.
So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them.
And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink.
But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying,
“Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!”
For he and all who were with him
were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken;
and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee,
who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon,
“Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.”
When they had brought their boats to shore,
they left everything and followed him.
Most of the miracles that Jesus performed fall into some broad categories.
Compassion, Mercy, Healing, Generosity, all are parts of a larger category called love.
This one however, does not.
This is a demonstration of God’s power, as channeled through Jesus,
solely for the benefit of the apostles named.
It’s purpose was to open the hearts of the Apostles;
to allow them to see that with God, all things are possible.
In your prayers today, ask for the gifts of the Holy Spirit,
that you too might glimpse the power God,
when you say yes to whatever He calls you to do.