A fruitless fishing expedition gets turned around and yields great catch when Jesus told the weary, unsuccessful and disappointed fisherman to go back and cast their net in deeper water.
Jesus has the same prescription to seekers of spiritual fish but had largely remained unsuccessful, disappointed and tired.
Fish in deeper spiritual water.
Because of Fear
Isang magandang kasaysayan na mainam talakayin ang tungkol sa tinatawag nating “transfiguration”—ang pagbabagong-anyo ng Panginoon Hesus. Isinama ng Panginoon sina Peter, James at Johnm at umakyat sila sa isang bundok. Biglang nakita ng tatlo na nagbago ang anyo ng Panginoon. Nagningning sa kaputian ang anyo ng Panginoon. Nagningning sa kaputian ang suot nyang damit, at nakita rin nila sina Elijah at Moses na nakikipag-usap kay Jesus. Sabi ni Peter kay Lord, “Mabuti na lang po at nandito kami. Magtatayo po kami ng tatlong tolda, isa sa inyom isa kay Moises at isa kay Elias.” Ang totoo nun, hindi nya alam kung ano ang sasabihin niya dahil sa kanyang matinding takot…
At sa buhay natin, marami tayong sinasabi dahil sa takot. Ayaw ni Hesus ng ganyang uri ng pananalig. Naturally, when you don’t understand something, your usual tendency is to be afraid.
About the author
Dr. Ed Lapiz is the Head Pastor of Day by Day Christian Ministries—a non-denominational Christian Church with satellite churches in the Philippines, Japan, Pakistan, West Asia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. A genuine national scholar, Ed Lapiz is a graduate of Mass Communication and Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts in Philippine Arts, Master of Arts in Philippine Studies, and Doctor of Philosophy in Philippine Studies in the prestigious “home of the scholars” University of the Philippines.
Every day, Ed Lapiz’s voice is aired through 12 radio stations in the country. Aside from that, he also authored more than 40 books, and counting, which are available at major bookstores.