5 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.”
I really admire Peter and how he always speak to Jesus. Sometimes, I wish I was Peter, able to talk to Jesus and tell Him what’s really on my mind. In this chapter, I admired Peter’s words “because you say so”, he has lost his hope and was fairly honest to Jesus, but because he trust Jesus, he still obeyed.
Here’s more of what Jesus said that indeed made me say, “Because You say so”
10 Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.”
Do not be afraid. The first time this line appeared in the book of Luke, it came from an angel; this time it’s from Jesus. When the angel said this to the shepherds, he was bringing the good news, but as Jesus said this to the fishermen, He said that they will be bearers of the good news. These words are indeed so awesome, God is telling me not to be afraid to share the good news and to make disciples.
12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” 13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him.
This event reminds me that Jesus is always willing to clean us, to heal us, to be with us, if only we can be like the man with the leprosy. We must come to Jesus and humble ourselves to Him, and acknowledge Him as our Lord and Savior.
20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
This is the greatest! By faith, our sins our forgiven. And because I believe in what he say so, I know, I can come to Him any time without fear, shame, and guilt, for I know my sins have been forgiven; not for what I did but for what He has done.
27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him,
If a man would ask me to follow him without me knowing that person, I definitely won’t follow, but here Levi followed Him, there was such an authority in Jesus words that anyone who hears it did not doubt but obeyed.
31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
Jesus is so right, a healthy man doesn’t need a doctor, and the saved doesn’t need a savior, that’s why He came to save the unsaved. This reminds me that as a disciple of Christ, I must reach out not those who are found but the lost.
Jesus’ words are indeed so amazing and powerful for it was able to remove fear, heal, forgive, and cause obedience; moreover, His words are full of wisdom, and all I can say is that “No matter what happens, I will believe because You say so.”
Another verse also caught my attention, this time I will say, BECAUSE YOU DO SO…
16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Jesus is the best example of a praying man; if the son of God loves to pray and makes time to talk to His father, what more us God’s children? And so I will never stop praying, for even Jesus do so.