Jesus has a unique way of making us remember events that happened earlier in our lives that perhaps we have forgotten. He has a calculated purpose in this. Jesus knows that if we do not grow in intimacy with Him, our heart will grow cold, distant, and ineffective in the work He has given us to do.
Peter fell into the “forgetting” trap. Jesus called Peter the first time after an all-night fishing failure and told him to “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch” (Luke 5:4). The result was a convicting catch that filled two boats (5:7). This was the introduction to Peter’s call and over three years of walking with Jesus. Now that Jesus had died and risen again, Peter needed a reminder that the first call was not rescinded and it was not in Jesus’ plans for him to go back to ‘business as usual’. Pentecost was just ahead. Everything was going to change!
“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 21:5–6).
We will talk about the breakfast barbeque tomorrow, but between now and then, think about the events God has brought into your life with the intent to draw you closer to Himself. Be assured, He has not changed His plans!
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