Luke 5: 4-6 “When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” 5 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.” 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.”
This should not have happened.
Fishermen fished at night in the deep water and perhaps during the day in shallow water.
But Jesus knew there were fish and that they were passing by about ‘now’.
Often said in a blasphemous way the phrase, ‘God knows when’ indicating that we mortals have no idea when something is going to happen is actually true … He does know when. God is a NOW God. In Matthew 17:27 we have a really strange request! “Go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”
He knows when the fish are coming and He knows which one has the coin in its mouth to pay the tax!!
When we learn to walk with Jesus then we learn that when God says NOW then we do it NOW.
I reckon Simon wished he had a bigger boat that day!
They had never seen such a miracle.
Miracles are perhaps lost because we missed the timing.
I don’t want to miss miracles because I couldn’t do or go or be or say it NOW. Miracles cannot be put into our tidy diaries. We don’t say NOW, HE does.
NOW can look like the wrong timing when in fact it is perfect.
NOW doesn’t take into account the effort and disappointment of having previously tried.
NOW requires obedience.
Is God saying NOW?