Posted By Pastor Warren R. Davis
When I was growing up in Michigan, one of our favorite things to do was go fishing. I had the opportunity to go up to Drummond Island for the summer and fish every day, all day. We would catch Northern Pike, my grandfather and I both caught some rather large fish and in abundance. There were times when we caught stringers full of fish, and other times when we didn’t catch much at all. Of course, we would always talk about “the one that got away.” Those fishing trips from my youth are worth remembering now because they were a good time for our family.

      In our Luke 5:1-11, we read about some fellows who had been on a fishing trip they would have liked to have forgotten about. They didn’t talk about the one that got away, because they had all gotten away! Then Jesus showed up and He taught them on How to Become a Fisher of Men.

Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught (Luke 5:4).

When Peter and the other men obeyed Jesus, they enclosed so many fish that their nets threatened to break. They called to their partners and so many fish were loaded into those boats that both boats began to sink. Amazing! They were fishing in the wrong place, at the wrong time of day and still they experienced success! It didn’t make sense, but there was no denying the results!

You see, there are plenty of fish out there today; more than enough to fill this vessel and many more like it. If we want to see the Lord grant us a miracle; if we want to see Him save souls; if we want to see Him fill our vessel to overflowing; then we must learn to let down the nets when, where and how He says. That is the secret to success!

 
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