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"they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink"

Feb 09, 2017 12:59 AM EST

Luke 5:1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God,
5:2 he saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.
5:3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
5:4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch."
5:5 Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."
5:6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
5:7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. 

There are two figures in human being who seeks God.

The one who does not listen to the word of God and just live in his own way, considers himself right and righteous, so he never seek God and just hold on his lifestyle. But when he faces any emptiness or failure, he finally calls to God.

On the other hand, there is one who obeys to the word and follows God's thought, not his. This person knows well how much sinful, unrighteous he is. He seeks more and more the grace of God because of that reason.

5:4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch."
5:5 Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."  

We had own way of life before we met the Lord. However, we confess that we cannot gain full satisfaction or fruit of life. Even though we worked hard all night, the net was empty. Our souls cannot avoid that emptiness and painful reality. We cannot fill our cup up by our own effort.

But the grace fills us up fully though we have not worked for it. This cannot be done by our knowledge or ability. The blessing of the grace first was given to those whom the world threw up such like the tax collectors, prostitutes, fishermen, and people of the lower classes. That's because they laid down their own way and followed the way of the Lord.

 "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."

In the disciples of the Lord, there was that satisfaction by following the way of the Lord. If we have still empty nets, let us look at Christ and lay down all the human thought and way of life. And let us come to God with humble heart towards His word of truth.