Thursday 5 September 2019
Colossians 1:9-14. Psalm 97(98):2-6. Luke 5:1-11.
The Lord has made known his salvation – Psalm 97(98):2-6
‘Put out into deep water and pay out your nets for a catch’
Jesus must have been so appealing, so reassuring to be around, and must have spoken with such clarity. Uncomplicated truth is very attractive when looking for inspiration. Even though the crowds had ‘pushed their way up to him’, there doesn’t seem to be a sense of panic or anxiety from Jesus. He simply just spotted the empty boat, climbed in and asked them to push Him off shore, so He could continue teaching them. When we feel pressured or buffeted by the world we live in, sometimes we need to metaphorically find a boat and push off shore for a little while. And when we have found our peace, Jesus invites us to push out even further, into the deep water, and drop our nets. Lord help me to drop my guard, to drop my defences, drop my fears and follow you.