When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Luke 5:4
Jesus’s words were authoritative, enlightening and transformative.
They challenged the status quo in society as well as in the hearts of the individuals listening.
They were equal parts compassionate and convicting.
However, it does us no good if they are just words.
It does us no good to read, to study, to teach and be taught if that’s where it ends.
At the end of the words, there must be action.
Jesus said to launch out into the deep.
Where commitment was necessary.
Where effort was required.
And Simon Peter did.
The people on the shore heard great words that day, no question.
But Simon Peter had a great catch.
Jesus ended His earthly ministry, stopped speaking long ago…
Are we content with listening to a discourse or are we launching into the deep?