The Abundance of God’s Grace

Jesus‘ disciple Simon Peter first met him by the Lake of Gennesaret. People were crowding around Jesus to listen to his preaching. At the water’s edge there were two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. Jesus got into one of the boats so that people could hear him better. The boat belonged to Simon Peter. When Jesus had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” 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.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. They signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. (Luke 5:1-11)

Jesus and Peter had their last meeting by the Sea of Galilee. Peter and other disciples had gone out in a boat, trying to catch fish but that night they had caught nothing. Early in the morning, the resurrected Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was him. Jesus called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. It was then that they recognized Jesus and jumped into the water to tow the net full of fish to the shore. (John 21:1-11)

When God does something for us, when God gives something to us, how do we know for sure that it is from God? Simple, when God gives, he gives in abundance. So whenever we experience abundance in our life, we should realize that it is God’s grace that has been bestowed upon us.





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