Miracle of abundance

Daily reading: Luke 5:1-15
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Focus passage: When Simon Peter saw the catch, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Leave me, Lord, for I’m a sinner!” Luke 5:8

Simon’s reaction is so raw, so real, and so honest.  In this moment, even after seeing Jesus heal many others including his mother-in-law, he realizes that he is in the presences of someone extraordinary and it scares him.

In this moment of unbelievable grace and abundance, Simon is scared because he knows that he has encountered something so extraordinary, something so holy, that he feels inadequate.  Simon feels unworthy to be in the presence of Jesus.

This is what I love about this story, because this is the heart of the gospel, of the good news. When we are overwhelmed by grace we find this release in us that is contrary to everything we believe about ourselves. That we are actually worthy: and in that moment we are overcome by joy and we experience the abundance of God.  God really does love us that much:  enough to meet us in our moments of scarcity and doubt and pour abundance upon us. 

Prayer:  Abundant God, help me to trust in your guidance so that I can be filled with your Holy Spirit.  Amen.


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