‘Let Down Your Nets’

Where is Jesus? You look in scripture and still find it hard to hear His voice. You ask, but don’t seem to find His answers to your questions. But make no mistake, His voice always comes to His disciples from the shoreline on their sea of trouble to test their faith and give them hope and a greater harvest.  John 21 tells us Jesus told His disciples to ‘let down their nets’.  It was in the middle of trying times where their faith was being tested.  There was great fear, discouragement, and a great wondering about ‘tommorrow’ because Jesus had left them, but then comes His voice skipping off the water, saying, ‘trust me, do as I say and reap the harvest of my blessing and abundance’.  I believe He would say that to you, if know Him, ‘Child, let down your net’.  You have sought comfort in things of this world and found nothing that lasts.  You have, to quote John’s gospel, “no fish”, and there is nothing to show from the labor of your own strength; so why not try His?  Come, ‘let down your nets’.  I believe He would say, ‘come to the place of surrender; it’s a place marked by My suffering because of the cross.’  It is instant provision in exchange for your strength.  Today, He sits at the right hand of God’s redeeming power to display abundant life to those who will hear Him speaking from the shoreline of their weariness to say, ‘let down those nets and take up your cross and I will lead you, and my voice will surely speak saying, come follow me and know the love I have for you.’

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