Sometimes the old ways are the best (Maybe)

Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish

Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some. ”When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

The disciples appeared fed up, and wanting something to do they looked back to the old ways. They were fishermen. So they went fishing!

Having persevered with fishing on the left side of the boat, with no success they were clearly about to give up. But hearing a voice

from the shore they were persuaded to fish on the other side! And the result was miraculous.

There comes a time when it’s time to accept that there are no fish on the left side and listen to the man on the shore who says it’s time to change! Cast your nets on the other side!It may be an effort to pull up the nets, and then re-cast them, It may hurt us or others, but as disciples of Christ we are called to Trust and Obey.

‘Spring Lane Baptist

With Streams of  Living Water”

November 2020