Jesus and Simon obviously know one another. John’s Gospel tells us that Simon and Andrew were disciples of John the Baptist –a first cousin of Jesus. Simon and the leper both had needed to be made clean. Meditate on Jesus’ words in verse 13.
“And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them.”
Oh that we would see a harvest such as this, to pray and long for it, to plead with our God for a revival such that the human made trellis bows asunder from the weight of the vine!
Because it is Jesus that continues to build His church, our Almighty God that brings His Will to bear on creation.
So whether our nets are strained to breaking, our ships loaded down to nearly sinking – This does not matter.
Souls being won for the Lord! Dead hearts made alive, new life breathed into dry bones!
Hallelujah, what a King and Saviour, what a God we have!
* Lord God,
Please revive us Lord. Those around us, our loved ones, our friends and family.
Please revive us Lord. Prepare Your people for a harvest.
Please revive us Lord. Call with irresistible grace the lost sheep, bring those around us to You. Restore them as You have restored us.
Oh Lord, this we pray!