Unlimited: Jesus Fills Your Net With Fish
Mar 4, 2020 1212
Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch (Luke 5:4, NKJV).
This story teaches us how God uses people for his work on earth. The catch of fish was miraculous, but the story doesn’t forget about the fisherman, his boat, or his fishing tackle. This miracle used ordinary fishermen and their equipment. It is the same when it comes to saving people for God’s kingdom.
Our own skills by themselves are not enough. The fishermen said to Jesus, “Master, we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing.” What was the reason of this? After all, they were skilled fishermen, and they knew how and where to fish. They had worked all night. Were there no fish in the sea? Certainly not, as it turned out, for as soon as Jesus came, they swam to the net in shoals.
So why were they not able to catch the fish before Jesus arrived? Jesus used this experience as a powerful lesson that we need him to accomplish everything useful in our lives. The Bible tells us: “Without Him we can do nothing” (John 15:5) But with Christ we can do all things.
Christ’s presence brings success. Jesus sat in Peter’s boat, and his will, by a mysterious influence, drew the fish to the net. When Jesus is lifted up in his Church, his presence is the Church’s power …He who asks us to let down the net, will fill it with fishes.
– Charles Spurgeon (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Is there a blessing that you have been seeking in your life which until now seems to have eluded you? Ask Christ about it again in prayer. Ask him to show you, in your life and in this situation, what it means for you to “let down your net” so that he can fill it with blessings.