Two young men have a conversation.
The Fish arrive plentifully. The net is tearing.
Peter Said OH My gawwwwd. Look away from me you amazing Man God. I'm just a SINNER and that was like Scary and Overwhelming and um WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME, that's a lot of fish and You did that I always wanted to do that and THAT'S SCARY did you know I WANTED TO DO THAT oh man people would FREAK oh i dont know ok maybe for a little while IM ON RECORD SAYING IM A SINNER dont zap me ok
So Peter was actually in business. Successfully, one might add.
According to Dr. Seuss, there are times when the wind doesn't sale. Yes. Sale. And one will ponder and think.
It's important for the sale not come loose from the moorings and whip you around. Because. Sometimes it's a sale and sometimes it's a sail. Proper things. Proper perspectives.
A little bit like Mary Poppins, and I loved that book series. One must seek a firm discipline, with a loving heart, for one's self. Oh the places we allow ourselves to go. When tut, tut, it looks like rain.
Ok. Back to adult things and being grounded.
Peter said something we can all relate to when we encounter God and How Vast He IS. As if Jesus had embraced Peter as a Father when the fish were pulled in and the net tore.
God is so vast - He gets us.
Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again before I depart and am no more.
How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone till I swallow my spit?
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"
So they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus' feet, saying, "Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!" 9 For amazement had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken
So much for the hug.
God doesn't require our Starship to get there.
He just wants your extra time and your kiss.
Hearts matter with God. And you look around and a lot of congregations are in their 60's.
The problem with the youth today, was written by... Plato.
The Gates of Heaven are - open. They never close.
That's My GOD - Do You Know Him?
So Peter was working. And some days, life has you ponder.
What in the world was Jesus Saying...
"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
You know when you are working and you have two sons and you need your business to produce the funds and summer is grinding to a halt. That Matthew 6:24 can seem pretty sweaty around the collar. And don't monasteries have good air conditioning with ivory towers?
Jesus spoke of one Tower. Yes. Yes, He did.
"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 "Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? 5 "I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."
And that Tower fell from wind.
God has a very quotable quote about wind.
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
We recently looked up biblical quotes about wind. Wind is calm, storm, destructive and usually soothing.
The Spirit of the quote about God and Mammon is the priority. What would we do to have the mammon. God doesn't call us all to be priests but HE does call us to be living stones building up this Body. My twenty something sons don't relish Church. A sad thing to their mom. But Jesus said that God is the vineyard owner who doesn't mind that the Path is taken late in the day.
Jesus waited upon His brothers! And Prayer requests are good ideas.Sometimes the simple ones are great.
Oh Lord God. Jesus the Lord. Please. Amen!
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