March 31, 2020

“Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Luke 5:4

This is an instruction Jesus gave to the fisherman, Simon-Peter nearly 2000 years ago. It sounds promising…  But Simon, a professional fisherman, familiar with the lake, had just spent the whole night fishing with his crew, and they caught nothing.

Now, after a long night of disappointment, Jesus says to go back out, but to go deeper.

Sometimes God calls us to go further, to dig deeper, to step up and go again, after we’re tired, frustrated, disillusioned or just afraid.  He tests us.  But He doesn’t test us so we would fail, or to frustrate or punish us.  He tests us to bring us into a new level and function of His grace. And with God, His tests are always followed up with reward.

And we all love rewards!

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