I recently went kayaking on Lake Barkley in southwestern Kentucky. As I was paddling along, a huge fish jumped out of the water right in front of me. It jumped about 3 feet high, and came just a few feet from landing right in my lap! That would have been a nice—if unexpected—catch!

In Luke 5, Jesus provided such a miraculous catch of fish that it caused some experienced fishermen to be astonished and afraid. Verses 10-11 read—“…Then Jesus said to Simon, ‘Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.’ So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.”

If we are following Jesus, we will be fishing for other people, to get them to follow him also.

Sometimes the fishing will prove to be difficult.

Other times, they jump up right in front of you.


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