Row out.

Small Fish.

At 4:10 this morning, as I walked bleary eyed from putting our toddler back in her bed, I stopped to watch a fishing boat. It was making its pre-dawn trip from the harbor to the shoals across the bay. 
Small fish like shallow waters. They like underwater structure so they can hide and dart around. They don’t particularly like the deep, at least not the topwater. 
And small fish like the night. That’s when they’re active, schooling around looking for things to eat. So if you’re a fisherman, you’re out when the fish are out. You’re out at night, in the shallow waters.
By morning, when the rest of the world is waking up, you’re back on shore, cause the fish are gone. 
Simon, James and John fished for small fish. Think about that as you read Luke 5:1-7.  
"One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon answered, “Master we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full they began to sink." 
If you’re keyed in to details, you may have noticed in the CappaWork Planner that verses 3 and 4 are repeated all 13 weeks. They’re on the page where you plan out your week. This was not a mistake. 

Because YOU have been called to row out into the deep. Christ has stepped into your boat. He has called you to work. He has asked you to put your hands to the oars, to row out into the deep and drop your nets. You may not know how yet, but he’s asked you to participate in a miracle. Cast out your nets!


I wish you perseverance! I wish you fortitude to row through the waves that crest around your boat. I wish you faith to trust in a loving God who calls you to follow Him. I wish you peace.
Much love, 

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