Saturday, September 22nd


When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”  Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. - Luke 5:4-6

Dear Jesus, I sometimes wonder why you keep my nets empty and watch me toil "all night" without any success.  At those times I wonder if you are careless or cruel.  But then you step in and orchestrate a windfall for me in the same area I was trying to work out my own solution and just like Peter I am overwhelmed with the thought that you are God and I am not. That's when the net in my heart is filled with faith and understanding. I look forward to empty nets if it means that I will ultimately get a full soul.   Thank you for empty nets, because they set me up to learn anew that everything in my life really does depend totally on your blessing. AMEN

"Two foundational facts for human enlightenment: 1) There is a God!  2) You are not him."