Fishing: Isaiah 43:2

Posted July 26, 2013
By Kevin Spear

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When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. Isaiah 43:2

In our journey across the waters of our spiritual lives…we tend to take comfort in familiarity. It is tempting to hug the peaceful shores of life as we have known them, along with our comfortable traditions and well-worn habits. But then Jesus calls to us, Put out into deep water, and let down your nets for a catch (Luke 5:4, NIV). A common response of ours is, “We’ve never done it that way before!” Yet, when we are stubborn and resisting…we miss the thrill of the catch—all the rewards and true adventures of obedience to Christ. We would rather fish for bluegill in a landlocked lake than venture out into the deep for a swordfish. Next time an opportunity comes your way consider what you might be missing. Is your sense of security in the depth of the water, the distance from land, or the God who pilots you?

Reflection by Carol Mead
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From our July 21, 2013 Reflections Weekly Worship Bulletin Service.

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