Pushy People (Luke 5:1-11)

Pushy people squeezed him to the edge where he’d get wet.

Fishing folk were also there while fixing a net.

Jesus climbed into a boat and had it stationed where

he could teach the people gathered to learn from him there.


Whether to impress somebody or to pay his rent,

Jesus had them move the boat to a deep place, then

said to cast the nets, though all night they’d fished and found naught;

subsequently more fish than the boat could hold were caught.


More than fish were found that day,  di-sciples had been made.

Sons left fathers, fishers nets, while others remained.

No more casting, catching, scaling, gutting to be done.

Set to climb the ladder, feet were now on the rung. 


Photo:  “Repairing Fishing Nets (IMG_1812b)” by Denish C is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Source:  Luke 5:1-11

Text:    David Alexander, 2020 CC BY-NC SA 4.0

Tune:  Precious, Precious Blood of Jesus,  Public Domain

Score:  https://hymnary.org/tune/precious_precious_blood_of_jesu_mountain#media 

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission

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