Re:Verse reading–Luke 5:1-11 (day seven)
It’s impossible to know all the specifics, but Jesus seems to get into Peter’s boat without asking. It is almost as if Jesus is commandeering the boat for the Kingdom of God. Peter surely thought it was going to be a long day.
What if Peter demanded that Jesus disembark immediately? How would the course of Peter’s life have changed? How would church history have changed? Looking back on the whole scene I imagine Peter realized he made the best decision of his life when he allowed Jesus to do whatever he wanted on that boat.
That boat was Peter’s livelihood. How are you going to respond when Jesus steps into your life and asks to borrow your boat, to commandeer your livelihood? I hope we don’t end with the first half of verse 5, “Master, we worked hard all night…” The temptation of a busy life is to hesitate, and tell Jesus that we’ve had a long day. Peter didn’t hesitate. His willingness to let Jesus borrow the boat brought jaw-dropping abundance into his life.