The Cook and Peter

“And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.” Luke‬ ‭5:6‬ ‭


The verses before and after gives a beautiful picture to this story:

“But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”” Luke‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭

“When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”” Luke‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭

The moment you take a step of submitting to the Lordship of Jesus, your reasonings take a drastic turn to obeying His illogical Word. He needs to first be your Master!

Peter realizing that this massiveness of increase was nothing to do with him, but Jesus; understood his sinfulness is far greater than his skillfulness. The goodness of God, indeed causes you to repent.

A similar incident happens after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Peter then sees Jesus cook for Him before He assigns him with a responsibility. Jesus modeled a picture of an Intentional Lover. There was no reason to love this Peter who denied Him. But, that one sacrificial gesture got Peter to be a man full of faith where his shadow healed people.

Your skills may take you to greater heights, but only His Generous love will take you to being a stable, and transformed person. Your prerequisites, gifts, intelligence and possessions all sum up to zero, if you never realize what Jesus has done for you (someone immensely sinful).

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7 thoughts on “The Cook and Peter

  1. I am so thankful we don’t have to earn God’s love. It’s unconditional and never failing. Even though we fail Him and fall short so often.

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  2. I love this reminder, “Your prerequisites, gifts, intelligence and possessions all sum up to zero, if you never realize what Jesus has done for you (someone immensely sinful).” Everything good and positive in our life and about us is because He willed it to be so!

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  3. “The moment you take a step of submitting to the Lordship of Jesus, your reasonings take a drastic turn to obeying His illogical Word.” This is so true. What seems so illogical to us always winds up being the exact thing needed.

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