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August 16, 2022 - Luke 5-8

An amazing story. Jesus got into the boat with Simon, who had been fishing all night, was tired, and had caught nothing. Jesus instructed him, “Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch” (5:4). Simon explained that they were tired, but if Jesus said so, they would do so. They struggled to bring in their nets because they were so full of fish! There was no logical reason for them to cast their nets once more. They did so simply because Jesus said to do so. Sometimes, that’s just good enough, isn't it? Why? Because Jesus says so!

And so many other things did Jesus do. Reading the stories and following him around from town to town and back and across the sea, seeing his compassion and power . . . well, like the old hymn declares, this old, old story just never grows old, and you want to hear it told over and over again.

Tell me the old, old story

Of unseen things above,

Of Jesus and His glory,

Of Jesus and His love.

Tell me the story simply,

As to a little child;

For I am weak and weary,

And helpless and defiled.

Tell me the old, old story;

Tell me the old, old story,

Tell me the old, old story

Of Jesus and His love. -- Kate Hankey (19th century)

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