A Supernatural Catch
The Lord put a message on my heart for this Sunday from Luke 5:1-11 called “A Supernatural Catch.” In this story Jesus told Peter to go into the deep water and put down his nets to catch some fish. Peter was a commercial fisherman who had fished all night without catching anything.
People who say “The worst day fishing is better than the best day working” must have terrible jobs. I love to go fishing, but it’s not much fun when you don't catch anything. Peter wasn't fishing for fun, he made his living fishing. Without catching fish, he couldn't support his family. We know when he was under pressure, Peter could be impulsive, deceitful and a fighter; however, when it came to catching fish, Peter was a pro.
I have had a couple of supernatural fishing experiences over the years which I will share in this message. In supernatural experiences, there is always a bigger message behind the miracle. Jesus asked Peter to do something that made no natural sense to him. When Peter obeyed Jesus, he saw a demonstration of God's glory and power that humbled him profoundly. We don't seek miracles to prove the existence of God. God does miracles to bless, provide and reveal himself to those who obey Jesus. I'll be praying that we will hear what the Spirit is saying to our hearts and cooperate with God's plan. As we do, we too will see demonstrations of his power and glory, and become effective fishers of men.