“When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.””Luke 5:4
So often we are looking for the big catch in shallow waters. We want the power of God, yes, but we want the accessibility of the shore and the safety of the inch deep even more. Let us heed the charge of the Savior who instructed his young disciple to “put out into deep water” first. Couldn’t Jesus have preformed the miracle in shallow water? I’m sure he could have but Jesus didn’t just perform miracles to entertain. He performed miracles to draw out the faith of his followers and there was no faith to be had for Peter near the shore. He needed deeper waters for that.