He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. (Luke 5:2-6)
This is the passage we discussed on Thursday’s Midday prayer at 12noon. I was very blessed to hear the thoughts from our brothers and sisters. As you know, on Thursday’s Midday prayer we share thoughts with each other related to the Bible verses. Please come and join us if you can.
Here are some thoughts from me too:
Friends if you’re wrestling with depression, tormenting memories, unemployment, addiction, financial failure, relationships, time management issues or sickness either mentally, physically, or spiritually, the Lord of new beginnings wants to come into your boat. If you let Him, He will show you what to do. Now, what He says may not initially make sense to you. But if you’re willing to respond like Peter – "Because You say so, I will" – you’re on the threshold of a miracle.
Today, invite Jesus on board and watch how your situation changes. Nothing is impossible for our God, Rise up and receive new strength, grace, courage and put your faith in action. In Jesus’ mighty name I pray.
Lots of love and blessings
Rev Kathreen Shabaz