"Put out into the deep..." Luke 5:4
My youngest sister Tina got married a couple of Saturday's ago to Patrick, an American living in Tokyo. For Tina, who has lived a protected life, surrounded by family and a Christian community, it was certainly a decision to put out into the deep waters of the unknown.
When Jesus got into Simon's boat, at the edge of Lake Gennesaret, Simon did not know Him at all. Simon and the other fishermen were washing their nets. That meant they had done with fishing and were going home for a nice meal and some rest. But Jesus got into the boat, and started preaching. After He finished speaking, Jesus said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch." If I was Peter, I might have said, "What?!!! After I have cleaned and washed my net?!! No way!" Then I would have missed the greatest adventure of my life!
When Jesus gets into our boat, in the ordinary everyday circumstances of our life, we need to be prepared to change course. Lord, may I always be sensitive to what You want me to do or to become. May I not resist Your call to put out into the deep!