Imagine for a moment Simon Peter and his job as a fisherman. He goes out at night when fishing is best – but cast after cast, he turns up nothing and worries about providing for his family. He plans and schemes and questions God – only to find his boat empty as the sun starts to rise. But as he approaches the shore, Simon sees a man they call Jesus – and Jesus tells him, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night but haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

And then the commotion – a catch so large that the nets begin to break, and Simon’s words – “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man.”

I think we have all been Peter, trying to do things on our own, doubting God at every turn, and living in our sins, but one moment changed everything for Simon, as it can for us – being obedient to Jesus and trusting in Him.


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