Re:Verse reading–Luke 5:1-11 (day one)
“Do not fear, from now on YOU will be catching men.”–v 10.
Jesus was contagious. No doubt about it. A change agent. His life bore fruit. Results. Wherever He went, crowds gathered and lives were changed. He was dynamic!
But, I am not always as certain that I can do the same. Luke 5 records a significant moment/miracle that the Lord used to teach his disciples this confidence. Not only is Jesus competent to catch people, He is competent to multiply Himself, transferring this skill into the lives of His disciples.
Have you grown discouraged at this point? Do you wonder whether effective evangelism is a thing of the past? Don’t! Failure in achieving results in Christian service is, most often, an indication that something is wrong in method or spirit. Unfruitful followers must only draw near to the contagious Savior to relearn His lessons.
He guarantees HE can/will make US fishers of men.