Judges 7-8; Luke 5:1-16

We’re all experts in something. English literature. Electrical engineering. Chemistry. Business management. It’s part of what college is about–making you an expert in something.

Simon was an expert in something: fish. He’d probably spent most of his childhood and adult life on that lake. The sea was in his blood. Maybe he’d spent more time in a fishing boat than on land. And maybe he knew that lake frontwards and backwards–where to find what fish in what season at what time of day.

And now after the worst night, of spending whole night at sea and nothing to show for it, the carpenter-healer-rabbi has a tip.

And maybe Simon’s thinking: “Yeah, sure, whatever. Tried that already. I know what I’m doing. You take care of the demons and sick people, and I’ll take care of the fish.”

And maybe Jesus is thinking: “Hey Simon, who made the fish?”

Has Jesus ever told you do the most obvious thing? Maybe something you already tried? And maybe it has to do with that area where you’re an expert?


About peterjwhite

I am a pastor to college students in Tulsa, OK.
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