Jesus Knows Where
The Fishes Are !
“And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lake…And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship”
The Bible gives us the account of how at the lake of Gennesaret, a great number of people thronged Jesus to hear Him preach and teach God’s Word. There was hardly any standing space because they were too many. So Jesus asked Peter for the use of his boat, that He may teach the people from inside it. Peter and his colleagues had been out fishing all through the night and couldn’t catch any fish.
But when Jesus was through preaching from Peter’s boat, He turned to him and said, “Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink” (Luke 5:4-7).
Peter was a professional fisherman, hence knew all the intricacies of the profession. Based on his experience, he knew it was naturally impossible for there to be fishes in the area Jesus asked him to cast his net. They had searched all night for fish in that area and troubled the waters so much that if there were fishes there at all, they would all have escaped. But Peter made a remarkable statement; he said “nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.” In other words, “Master, even though I’ve toiled all night and caught nothing, I’ll cast my net because you said so.”
Then he threw in his net, tried to pull it by himself and he couldn’t believe what had happened. The net was too heavy to pull out. He got his friends to help him, and they pulled it out and it was the catch of their life. Jesus knows where the fishes are, the same way He knows where that money that you need is. All you need do is trust His Word. Follow His Word. Do what the Word says, and you’re in for a miracle.
It reminds of the words of Mary in John 2:5, when Jesus was to turn water into wine, she said to the servants, “Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” That’s it. Have faith in God’s Word and be quick to do what it says, for the miracle you need is in putting the Word to work.
I rejoice at your Word to me today, knowing that my blessing is in doing what it says! Therefore my profiting is evident, and my miracle is inevitable as I put your word to work today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.