There is a Latin phrase for the moment when high tide is at its peak and the moon begins to tug the current back out to sea... “ob portu." No matter the time of day, this was the perfect moment to set sail -- for ships to launch out! Jesus seized the opportune moment in … Continue reading Launch Out
Isn’t it amazing how far God will lead us if we are willing?! In my previous post, we can imagine Peter launching out into the deep almost as a kind gesture. “Okay, I’ll do it, but I’m telling you we’re not going to catch anything.” He was not only willing to fail, but probably expecting it just to appease Jesus’ request and prove he knew what he was talking about. It was the obedience we discussed earlier with little faith to speak of.
"Launch out into the deep..." I’m sure many a sermon has been preached on those five words in chapter five, and deservedly so. Those five words address a faith many are inspired by but few experience. Launching out so far that God is the only possible rescue and the only possible explanation for success.