Thursday, May 27, 2021
The first time the disciples followed the fishing advice of Jesus they caught an abundance of fish. Afterward, Jesus invited them to follow Him and they would become fishers of men.
Now, after the resurrection, they follow the Lord’s advice again and the result is even more spectacular.
“Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.” John 21:4-6
But the point of the fishing miracle is the same. Jesus wants the disciples to be fishers of men, and when they choose to obey the results will be spectacular.
Jesus knows where all the fish are. Jesus knows when to fish. And Jesus knows how to make sure none of the fish escape. “So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn.” John 21:11
Just think, when we obey the command of Jesus to fish for people, Jesus has prepared for us to catch them, and He will never lose any that are caught.
After all, you were caught, and Jesus has you safely in His net…forever.