May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

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While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. He saw two boats there alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. After he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.” When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come to help them. They came and filled both boats so that the boats were in danger of sinking. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.” For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him, and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon. Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.

Simon knew there was something special about the way Jesus taught. He obeyed Him with barely a question. He did not know Him, but obeyed anyway. We know Jesus, we know Him through His works, through His word and through His promises. But we still do not obey Him without question. The world does not want us believing in Him, they want us to turn from His word, from His truth to their lies. He made the Apostles fishers of men, are you a fisher or denier?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, you made us all fishers of men. Continue to lead me and guide me to those who need you, and do not let me be discouraged if they do not listen. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it.


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