The Word Among Us

Lent 2020 Issue

Get Out of the Boat

The grace of mission.

Get Out of the Boat: The grace of mission.

Peter rowed out into deep water and lowered his nets, just as Jesus had told him to do. Almost immediately, he felt a tremendous tug. With great effort, he and his brother, Andrew, began hauling in the nets. Then their jaws dropped in astonishment. How could there be so many fish? The nets were breaking! As he watched the squirming fish piling on top of one another, Peter began to worry about the boat. Was it in danger of sinking?

But Peter was also thinking beyond practicalities. He knew he had just witnessed a miracle. All he could do was fall to his knees before Jesus. What...

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