“Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” Luke 5: 4b
When Jesus called his first disciples, he didn’t just say, “Come wade in the water,” but “Go deep!” Don’t just dangle your toes in the water, but plunge right in to the depths of life! Jesus also says, “Don’t be afraid – don’t be afraid of my power in you, don’t be afraid that you are not worthy, don’t be afraid to go deep. For I choose you to go deep in my name for the sake of others.” When we go deep, giving up self gain and self doubt for the sake of sharing God’s love, we might just need to hold on to our fishing poles as the blessings overflow! Why? Because Jesus went deep for us first.
My prayer for all of us today is that we would heed God’s call to go deep – into our own hearts, and into the world – sharing God’s love and hope with a deeply broken world.