Something Unexpected

One of the things we see so often in scripture is that one of the main things that Jesus will do sometimes is push us out of our comfort zone.  He will call us to a place that we may not want to go, He will ask us to do things that we may not want to do, He will place us in place that we would not place ourselves in

Listen to Luke 5:1-5:

On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.”

imgresJesus tells Simon (Peter) to let down his nets on the other side.  Peter was an expert fisherman.  He had done it his entire life.  He knew what he was doing.  He was a pro.  Why would he do that?

He knew what would happen.  He knew this was a waste of time  He knew there was no point in this.

And then something unexpected happened.  Listen to Luke5:6:

And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking.

Peter did what Jesus asked, even through it looked a little crazy.  Even through he had no reason to expect that it would change things.  Even through he thought it was pointless.

He obeyed.  And Jesus did something unexpected.  He did something amazing.  He did something no one could see coming.

Because that’s what He does.

Today, will you do that thing that is different, that Jesus is calling you to do?  You have no idea what He may do with that.  Today, He wants to do something unexpected.

So, hold on tight. And see what He is up to.

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