All night Peter and the other fishermen toil yet catch nothing! When Jesus says to Peter, “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught,” Peter responds, “At Thy Word, I will let down the net.” (Luke 5:4,5; KJV)
In the face of certain failure, Peter — with the other fishermen — obeys the Lord.
“And when they do this, they enclose a great multitude of fish; and their net breaks.” (Luke 5:6) When they “launch out into the deep,” they find what they do not find on their own — FISH!
The abundance breaks the net, probably at the cost of a few fish. Peter beckons to their other partners to come help. Together, they fill these boats with so many fish they begin to sink!
And Peter’s response is perfectly understandable. He falls at Jesus’ feet and declares, “I am a sinful man, O Lord.” (Luke 5:8)
Thank You, Lord that despite our sinful state, You continue to act on our behalf. You give us opportunities in which You show Your great power and awesome love. We praise You, Father God. In Jesus’ Name, amen.