In July of last year, I was able to go for a weekend at the beach. It was winter, but the temperatures were like summer in Brazil. I remember spending one morning watching the sea. I love to see the sea, especially when I find sea turtles and a sailboat in the background.
There were several attempts to obtain good pictures of the sea turtles that dived several times and then returned to the surface, but I managed to take some in the end.
This landscape reminded me of something so special that it spoke to my heart and mind in a very sincere and impactful way in a similar way to when I heard the song of several birds in mid-February last year. I was in another country, different from Brazil and even though it was sunny, it was a cold day.
Anyway, the Word was to go to the deepest waters!
I had just finished reading the biblical passage from Luke 5 when Jesus calls the first disciples. In verses 1-11, we find it difficult for the disciples to catch fish all night and find no fish. But in verse 4, we see that Jesus said to Simon: “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” Simon replied that even though he was unable to catch any fish, he would do so because it was Jesus who was asking, and for this reason, he threw down the nets.
After an abundant time fishing, the Lord Jesus called them to be fishers of men, and in verse 11, we find: So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
That question echoed in my mind as I listened to birdsong in a cold country and then saw sea turtles in a tropical country. And this past week, it has echoed in my mind in the face of all the changes that we have been experiencing due to Covid-19.
As a disciple, I must go to the deepest waters!