And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.Luke 5:11
In Luke 5:1-11, Jesus calls people to a deeper relationship with Himself. We see Jesus engaging with those around him about the word of God and it’s in this context that he invites a few fishermen to a more intimate experience of relationship. This experience of relationship takes place in five initial stages:
- by the lake (v1-2)
- out a little way from the land (v3)
- in deep water (v4)
- At Jesus feet (v8)
- and back on land (v11)
Relationship with Jesus begins with him engaging with people in the context of their ordinary lives where he invites them to listen to what he has to say. How is Jesus getting your attention today? What is he wanting to communicate with you?