The Word Among Us

Lent 2020 Issue

In the Boat with Jesus

The grace of Jesus’ presence.

In the Boat with Jesus: The grace of Jesus’ presence.

It had been a long, fruitless night. Simon and his brother, Andrew, had been out fishing on the lake, but the fish weren’t biting. Now they were on the shore with all the other fishermen, cleaning their nets. Simon couldn’t wait to be done. He was looking forward to a good breakfast and a few hours’ sleep. Some nights were like that. Perhaps tomorrow they would have better luck.

Hearing a commotion on the beach, Simon looked up. Of course! It was Jesus, the rabbi who had been teaching and healing the sick. As usual,...

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