1On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, 2and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. Luke 5:1-3
Have you ever longed to hear from someone? You check your email, texts, messages, to see if that someone has returned your call. I remember a summer of long walks up our short driveway to see if the woman I would later marry have written me while she was enjoying Greece.
These people where longing to hear from God. So they gathered to hear Jesus teach the word of God. Later when people didn’t like the Word from God they had received and where leaving, Jesus asked the disciples, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” (John 6:67-69)
Why do you follow Jesus? Peter and the disciples would confess, “He has the Words of God, the words of life; Jesus is the Word of God.”