Grace came – Jesus’ Calling

Posted: 26 February, 2008 in Ponderings
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In The Calling of the First Disciples in Luke 5:1-11, Jesus got onto the boat of Simon Peter and started teaching. Simon Peter on the boat became the closest audience. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”   Mark 1:15

Grace came - Jesus' Calling

After that Jesus, asked Simon Peter to lower their nets, which probably has been washed for the day. Simon Peter in humble obedience followed, “because You say so“. They then caught a large number of fish that their nets break and both boats were so filled that they began to sink.

This miracle is both prophetic and physical. While the prophetic is for the disciples to be fisher of men subsequently, many has overlook the subtle peripheral effect of physical material blessing of Jesus. While it is not the focus of this context, it nevertheless project the abundance of God, part of the essence of God. Even Solomon’s spendor cannot compare to the lilies in the field, how much more you. We know later that the disciples chose a even better gift, to follow Jesus and to be part of His ministry.

Another important aspect, was Simon Peter’s reaction that he fell at Jesus’ knee with the revelation of Jesus’ divine being, power and manifestation of his goodness. He had no doubt then, of the power and knowledge of Jesus. Remember that he has heard Jesus’ teaching and he must already had the stirring in his heart.

Sinful man can’t help but will always prostrate before revealed glory and presense of God, with deep consciousness of his unworthiness and of sin. But Jesus came to seek the lost and to save the impure. He graciously condescends to dwell with those who are humble and contrite, though they are conscious that they are not worthy of his presence; He came not to punish but so that we may therefore come boldly to him, and ask him to receive us, and to an eternal dwelling with him in the heavens.

Have you had that experience yet?

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne.   Revelation 3:19-21


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