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Day 87/365

“… we’ve been fishing hard all night and haven’t caught even a minnow. But if you say so, I’ll let out the nets.”

It was no sooner said than done—a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity. They waved to their partners in the other boat to come help them. They filled both boats, nearly swamping them with the catch. (Luke‬ ‭5:1 MSG)

I don’t see Peter here as he’s been painted by some great Renaissance maestro - the powerful individual standing proudly and full of faithful expectation at the bow of his boat.

Rather, I see someone who is still feeling embittered after spending a whole night working hard and yet coming back with nothing to show for it. In fact he’s probably sulking and muttering loudly under his breath as he prepares to clean his nets, and as far as he’s concerned, his Lord doesn’t even seem to care.

Then, right when he feels it’s time to skulk away from all that going on with Jesus on shore and grab some sleep, Jesus compounds his mood and commandeers the boat for his own use – ‘and’ he has the nerve to rope Peter in too!

We now see Peter speaking his opening line through clenched teeth as he almost screams what he really feels …

And what does Jesus do, (he who knows everything)? Well rather than pamper to sullen and sulking Peter, Jesus wants him - as well as the crowd watching (and that includes us), to ‘know’ that he is truly Lord of all Creation - He ‘can’ truly do anything and everything.

He knows just what we need Child of the Living GOD, and he WILL supply all our needs.

Trust Him - His Promises are Faithful. ❤️

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