Pastor Bo is speaking this weekend at West Campus. Here’s a bit of what she shares. So good!
We are those who have grown disconnected from the story of Jesus, immersed in our own era and it’s easy to miss Jesus entirely. It’s a recurring theme in Luke – you’ll find it in every single chapter, over and over. He keeps telling us that, though people had been waiting and longing for a Messiah and for redemption, many of them missed Him when He showed up in the flesh. They looked at Him with their own eyeballs, they saw the miracles, they saw the crucifixion, they saw the uproar He caused in every city He visited and yet…they missed Him. Not because they were blind, but because they already had a clear notion of how He would look and this version of God didn’t fit in their framework.
One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” (Luke 5:1-5 NIV)
Because you say so. Something Peter has heard and seen in Jesus, makes him do something outlandish. Something out of character. Maybe every life comes to this point where we have to suspend the things we’ve believed so hard and so well for so long and open up to the idea that maybe we haven’t figured it all out yet. Maybe there’s something bigger to know and Someone bigger to find. Peter makes a decision and takes a leap.
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