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The Right Side

The Right Side

The right side can be so close!

John 21 is an intriguing passage. Peter seems to grow impatient waiting for Jesus to show up again after the resurrection. So he decides to go fishing. Scholars are divided concerning whether Peter is being resourceful or disobedient. Either way what happens is very interesting. The disciples fish all night and as usual they catch nothing. In the morning a lone figure appears on the shore, it is Jesus but disciples don’t know it yet. He calls out to them asking if they have caught anything? they answer no and that is when he suggest they throw the net on the right side of the boat and they will catch fish. Now understand we are only talking a distance of 10-15 feet here from the left side to the right side. But these seasoned fishermen, have heard this suggestion once before. And even though they still don’t know it is Jesus they decide, what have we got to lose, lets give it a try! I think the difference in effective ministry, in seeing God break through is often a very short distance or time frame, if we are merely willing to take a step of faith and throw out the net one more time!