May 2, 2008

Repentance & Miracle

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:10 am by 1thing2think

Reading on Luke 5 for the past few weeks, I wondered what happen to Simon. Jesus use his boat to preach and teach from it. (This could be the coolest preaching platform). But at the end of the day, he obeyed what Jesus commanded; even though he did it with a failure before. What’s more interesting, is the fact, that after he received the miracle, he asked Jesus to go away!

I believe in miracle. Miracle is the thing that happened beyond our control or beyond our mind who think it’s impossible to happen. I can imagine, in a real world scenario, that when they throw the net after Jesus told them to do so, only few fish that they will catch. That might not have changed Peter’s heart to realize who Jesus is.

The only thing that I start to realize is when miracle happened, we ought to give thanks to the Lord since every good thing comes ONLY from Him. And if it indeed happened, I hope that we are clinging back (Repent) to Jesus who change live for good.  God’s intention is for us to repent and come back to Him.

Luke 5 (NIV)

1One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, 2he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3He 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.

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

6When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7So 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.

8When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.” 11So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.


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