Dear Saints of the Living God – Grace and Mercy to you and your family!
Recently, I had a chance to see how beautiful the Lord is, in caring for even small things. And it reminded me to go to Luke 5, verses 4 and 5…
The background of this verse is, that Jesus is preaching standing in a boat that is standing by. The only thing that a good thing happened that day is, Jesus using this boat. Why – because these men (professional fisherman) has caught absolutely nothing the previous night. Probably with all the frustration, they were cleaning the nets.
After Jesus preached, He says,
“Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
You see, Jesus could have walked away from this boat, because it was just standing there doing nothing – and He used it as a platform to stand. Instead, He is asking the men to take them to the deep waters. These are professional fisherman, who knew that the fishes come to the surface only in the night. It is against their thought process, to fish during the day.
God is in the business to amaze us – He wants to take us into the deep waters, where we can listen only to Him for the next steps.
Sometimes, I think, that we would like to exercise our Christian faith in safe grounds. Even when we pray – we want to help God with prayers that we know that He can do… He is a Mighty, Marvelous and Magnificent God – and Nothing that is impossible for Him.
Many times, we are scared of leaving our comfort zone just like the Israelites during exodus – they were saying the grass is great in the desert for their cow susie and sheep zoe, but what can I say – He only operates in the deep waters.
This morning, I am encouraging you to let go the control, and let our Savior take you to the place, where the deep meets the deep…
Are you looking for a healing in your relationship – the Lord is saying let go of the past, let me take you deep. Is your heart heavy with the challenges that you are facing, the Lord is saying – I am still the King, and sitting on the highest throne.
The Lord who never took the standing on the empty boat for granted, will travel with you into the deep as well. He knows every toil and turn, and He is not going to leave you unless your boat is filled. He is in for the ride with you and me!
May the good Lord bless you!