Jesus loves you
Luke 5: 6-10
“When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signalled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.”
Jesus had just made Simon a very wealthy fishermen. He was certainly someone Simon wanted as a partner on his executive board. However, in the midst of this amazing supernatural act, something was causing tension within Simon, it was his sin.
Perhaps Simon had been proud that Jesus had chosen his boat as a pulpit.
“That’s my boat Jesus has chosen, can everyone see?!!”
We cannot guess. But whatever was going on, Simon became aware of his sin.
Job 42: 5-6 “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”
Isaiah 6:5 ““Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
Revelation 1:17 “When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.”
The presence of Jesus exposes our humanity and brings to the surface our sin.
Luke 5: 10 “Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid …”
Your sin will make you feel distant, unwanted and unacceptable.
The message for us today is, “Do not be afraid. Do not back away. I’ve not finished with you yet.”