Peter and other future disciples went fishing without Jesus. They caught nothing.
Then Jesus joined them and they caught enough to sink their boats.
Peter and the others freaked out, prompting Jesus to issue today’s featured command:
Don’t be afraid. Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.
(Matthew 4:18-20: Mark 1:16-18; Luke 5:1-10) (NIV)
They immediately dropped their fishing gear and followed him. Their lives were never the same.
Drawing people into the Kingdom of God by spreading the good news was at the heart of Jesus’ ministry. It should be at the heart of ours, too.
Do what Jesus says: Don’t be afraid, follow him and fish for people.
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