40 DAYS – Time with God – Day 15
by Bill Webster
The Stream Flowing from the Temple
Is there an answer to dashed hopes, spiritual lethargy, lost vision and fruitlessness? Put out into deep water!
Simon Peter and his fishing partners had spent the night in fruitless fishing. They had toiled long and hard and hadn’t caught anything (Luke 5:5). Jesus told Simon to put out into deep water and let down their nets for a catch (v.4). Maybe Simon thought, what does Jesus know about fishing? After all, he is a carpenter, isn’t he? Maybe just to get Jesus off his back, he reluctantly agreed. Of course, we know the rest of the story – two boats so crammed with fish that they began to sink.