A New Focus, A New Life

posted Feb 10, 2019, 3:52 PM by web feat   [ updated Aug 4, 2019, 2:04 PM ]
It wasn't what they expected...But when Jesus finished teaching, he said to the fisherman Simon,

 “Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch.”

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. [From Eugene Peterson's "The Message"]

A carpenter instructs discouraged fishermen to fish where they've caught no fish. Though exhausted and doubtful, they do as he asks, and are overwhelmed by an abundant catch. And this is just the beginning. 

God is calling us as well. Will we trust and follow?

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