Unworthy. December 28
Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him. Luke 5:4-11
Peter here feels unworthy of Jesus presence. And even says to the Lord: depart from me for I am a sinful man. Sometimes you and I may feel unworthy of Gods great goodness and His promises, including eternal life. If you sometimes feel unworthy, don’t despair. John the Baptist was the greatest man born unto a woman according to Jesus. And he said : I am not worthy to handle even the sandals of Jesus the Christ. I like the reply of Jesus to Peters confession of unworthiness, He said: fear not from now on you will be my servant and do my will of saving men. If we confess our sin, He is faithful to forgive our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. And then even use us to fulfill His purposes. So today come close to Jesus, fear not, and follow Him, for it is Him who counts us worthy of all His goodness.