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Day 15 When Jesus Gets Into Your Boat

Jesus tells Peter to take his boat out into the deep water in the middle of the morning. Peter responds, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing” (Luke 5:5). Peter still takes the boat out but he must have had a lot of doubt that he would catch anything. Then when Peter throws the net into the water he catches so many fish and he is amazed. Then Peter looks up and saw Jesus as the Lord in that moment. He didn’t just see him as a great teacher he finally saw him as the Lord. When Peter saw him as the Lord he tells Jesus, “depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord” (Luke 5:8)

Peter’s eyes were opened at that moment. He had been with Jesus but he never saw him as the Lord, but now he did. It’s like having a priceless antique sitting around in your house that you don’t know how much it’s worth. Then one day, you find out that it’s worth millions. Think about how you would feel when you find that out. You would treat it very differently than you would have before. You would want to tell everybody. That’s how Peter had to feel. He had to feel like he hit the jackpot. He wanted to tell everyone. He is in a boat with the Lord, he probably felt like the luckiest person in the world right then.

Jesus didn’t stop his amazing acts right there. He kept using Peter to amaze others and probably continue to amaze Peter. When Jesus calls you to do something prepare to be amazed. You may go through some troubled times but Jesus will always amaze you. Jesus is like that priceless antique, don’t just keep it in a dusty box in the attic, show it to everyone.

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One Response

  1. Great insight. Thanks for sharing.I can’t wait to be amazed!

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