John August Swanson
it is the Lord

it is the Lord

I like the ordinariness of the question. Jesus asks them not about their level of faith and love (that will come soon) but about fishing

just follow

just follow

It is significant that the disciples had already worked hard all night. They would have been tired and hungry and ready for a sleep. But it was precisely when all their human efforts had brought no results that they were open to divine power.

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call to maturity

call to maturity

The two sons represent two immature ways of relating to God: rebellion and childish obedience.

a-maze-ing

a-maze-ing

The crooked lines of our lives, when lived and walked and breathed in God, leads to the freedom of which we dream.

little signs

little signs

We can easily fool ourselves, justifying our misleading motivations and numbing our senses to the signs given by God

plot concocting

plot concocting

In our more reflective moments we suspect that it is Jesus himself whom we are actively crucifying.

let’s talk

let’s talk

At any hour of the day or night Jesus is inviting you: “Come now, let us talk this over.”