Good morning, friends! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Let's hop right in with today's lesson.
FISHERS OF MEN
Simon and Andrew were two brothers. After a long night of fishing, they caught nothing. Simon and Andrew were busy sorting their nets when they heard Jesus teaching nearby.
More and more people came to listen to Jesus. Jesus asked Simon if he would take Him out a little way in his boat so He could speak to all the people. When Jesus finished teaching the people, He asked Simon to go fishing.
Simon didn't think this made any sense. He had fished all night and caught nothing, but because Jesus asked him, he did it. Jesus told Simon to throw the net over the other side of the boat. He caught so many fish he had to call his friends to come and help.
When they arrived back on land, Jesus invited the fishermen to leave their boats behind and follow Him. Jesus told them it was time to fish for people and share God's love with them. Straightaway the fishermen left everything behind to follow Jesus.
Have you ever tried to do something and failed? Failure is a part of all our lives. These fishermen had fished all night and caught nothing. They were experienced fishermen and knew what they were doing. By morning they must have been tired and discouraged. I think all of us have reached the point of being tired and discouraged after trying to do something for a long time. We all get frustrated and want to give up. Would you want to try to do your task again because a stranger showed up and told you to? Probably not.
But even though Simon Peter was tired and thought he knew better he chose to trust Jesus. Like Simon we need to trust Jesus no matter how we feel.
At times it's hard to trust Jesus. We think we know best. But ultimately we know who is in charge.
I so enjoy sharing these Bible stories with you each week and I hope you do also. It certainly gives me something to think about. I think the teacher learns more than the students.
I hope to be back later this week with another post for you. March is coming! And so is Spring.