Week 13 Day Day 5
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Luke 5 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
The disciples to be were not prepared that day for the incredible paradigm shift that was about to happen. Jesus, in His absolute mastery of every situation saw an opportunity not only to teach, not only to demonstrate His authority over even the fish of the sea, but to demonstrate to those fishermen that henceforth their focus would not be inward, but ever outward, looking to include, invite, explain through humility and vulnerability the hope and promise that is only fulfilled as we embrace life in our Christ.
They “signaled for help”, they were looking inward. They were “all astonished”, as if Jesus had though his teaching, power, and authority had gently turned their heads to focus on something not readily seen until we are able to look beyond ourselves. In Christ, suddenly people all around you become visible, become objects of the deepest challeng to love that we will ever know.