Countdown to Liftoff – Day 14


“He said, ‘Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.’ When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’ As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, ‘It is the Lord,’ he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.” John 21:6-7

Peter must have thought he was having deja vu.

Three years before, Simon Peter had fished all night with no success.
Jesus had told him to go back out and cast in the deep waters.
That day, the haul was so big it began to sink their boats.

Three years before, Simon Peter had told Jesus,
“Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man.”

This time Peter jumped in and got to Jesus as fast as he could.
He came splashing and gasping up onto the beach
while the others struggled to bring the boat ashore.

Peter didn’t really care about the fish.
Once you’re a fisher of men,
it’s hard to be satisfied with fish.

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