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Casting Nets in Deep Water

The Gospel reading today, Luke 5:1-11, is about the calling of the first four disciples - Simon Peter and his brother, Andrew; and the sons of Zebedee: James and his brother, John.  Unlike the accounts in both Matthew and Mark, Luke's version of the story speaks of tired and weary fishermen who are washing their nets after the previous night's efforts garnered no catch.  After putting out to deep water to cast the nets again, the magnitude of the bountiful haul was overwhelming for both the nets and the men who tended them.  Jesus then calls them and they go with him.

It is incredible that they went out again to cast their nets.  The 'no questions asked' way they leave everything to follow Jesus is amazing.  Most amazing, indeed!  However, what leaves me just a little bit curious in all of this is Peter himself.  After Jesus said, "Do not be afraid; from now on it is men you will catch", what was Peter thinking, how did he feel, and what was the expression on his face?

Huh?  What's that all about?  You will make me a fisher of what?  Me?  RIGHT!  Am I on Candid Camera?!     

Speaking for myself, I can only imagine that my face was washed in full astonishment.  In fact, I think it still is.  So now I prepare to put out again to the deep water to go fishing, for affirmation, clarification and confirmation.  There is a call before me.  I believe the Lord has bid me come, and I will go.  Where exactly it will take me is anyone's guess.  But Life is a Journey, not a destination.  He called and I will answer.

Almighty Father, your Seeking Servant prays for guidance.