GET YOUR EMPTY NETS READY!
Luk 5:1 But something happened once while the crowd was mobbing him so they could hear the word of God, he was standing by Lake Gennesaret,
Luk 5:2 and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had got out of them and were washing their nets.
Luk 5:3 After getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
Luk 5:4 And after he stopped speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”
Luk 5:5 Simon answered, “Teacher, we worked hard all night and caught nothing! But at your word I will lower the nets.”
lowering empty nets
The point where many of us can identify with this story is the idea of spending the whole night looking for a break, and coming up empty. Maybe you are there today. maybe your whole life is like an all-night fishing expedition with nothing to show for it. Maybe you thought you were going to do okay, then suddendly got hit with a debt or an illness or injury you did not expect, and you are left with empty nets. You believe in Jesus, and respect his word, but the nets are still empty. Keep trusting him, and lower those empty nets when he tells you!
LORD, please heal our sagging souls, and give us courage to lower the nets again.