Luke 5:8-11 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken … And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
Oh how I love to read the gospels and see My Lord work in and through His disciples. Among Jesus’ first disciples were fishermen. And even more astounding than their occupation is the belief that they were all probably in their 20’s at the time.
In Luke 5:4-11 we see the miraculous catch of fish by the authority of Jesus, and the humbling impact that it had upon Peter, despite Peter’s rather reluctant obedience to Jesus’ command to throw out his fishing net. It was at that moment of realization of his unworthiness that Jesus called Peter to become a fisher of men. It was then that Peter dropped his nets, and decided to follow Jesus, no matter what the cost.
You may not be a fisherman by vocation, but you are called by Christ to follow Him, and be a fisher of men. Selah