Needs Met

In the fifth chapter of Luke's Gospel we read of three partners who had worked hard all night at their business with no apparent success. They were James, John, and Simon, Galilean fishermen. Disconsolately washing their nets, they were ready to give up in despair. In this hour of discouragement Christ Jesus instructed them to resume their regular work, bidding them fish in deep waters. "Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets," were his words. Simon's reply, "Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing," finds echo in many individuals today. But Simon obediently added, "Nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net." Then he acted as one expecting to find that which he seeks.

Christ Jesus was accustomed to meet and reverse error's false arguments of failure. Often it seemed as though he was the only one present who could accept good or expect it to meet human needs. When confronted by a hungry multitude, his disciples saw nothing but a few loaves and fishes, while he visioned abundance for all and then demonstrated the truth; and there were twelve baskets full of fragments to spare.

When Spring Comes
February 9, 1935

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