Lessons Learned: Humminbird 38:6

It’s only when we cast our nets the way Jesus compels us to that we come up with a net full of flopping, silvery, slippery faith. And this fishy faith can cause us to do some pretty backward-sounding things akin to Peter’s putting his clothes on to jump in the lake. Instead of standing around waiting or wondering, let’s take a cue from Peter and go fishing. Drop a net or a line or an inhibition, and let Jesus guide your hands, heart, and mind. Feed, tend, love, and serve, and let Jesus tell you where to cast your nets.

John 21:1-9

Later, Jesus appeared again to the disciples beside the Sea of Galilee.[a] This is how it happened. Several of the disciples were there—Simon Peter, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin),[b] Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples.

Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.”

“We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night.

At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. He called out, “Fellows,[c] have you caught any fish?”

“No,” they replied.

Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it.

Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards[d] from shore. When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread.

Lessons Learned: Humminbird 38:6


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