This to me is a speechless, incredible and overwhelming moment of admiration or inspiration. I do remember occasionally as a kid being amazed at certain people and their talents or gifts. As I got older, I’m harder to impress. Occasionally, I am blown away by something or someone. The more I study the life of Jesus, I think I would have been awestruck quite often to see His healing power and to hear His teaching first-hand.
Luke’s gospel is written very precise as Luke is a physician. I love how he tells the different events that happened in Jesus’ life and ministry. On one occasion, the crowd was so big by the Sea of Galilee, that Jesus got in a boat and pushed out a bit to teach. It was Simon Peter’s boat, so I’m guessing that Peter was in the boat with him. Check this out…
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”
5 “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.” 6 And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear! 7 A shout for help brought their partners in the other boat, and soon both boats were filled with fish and on the verge of sinking.
8 When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.” 9 For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him.10 His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed.
Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” 11 And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus. (Luke 5:4-11 NLT)
This was the beginning of a long and storied journey of Peter following Jesus. I often give Peter a hard time about being so impulsive and quick when studying the disciples, but it’s hard to argue with his passion for following Jesus.
Peter was awestruck by what Jesus did for him. His partners, James, John and brother Andrew were amazed as well. They left everything and followed Jesus.
I still have a good memory of times when I’ve been amazed and awestruck by something the Lord did in my life. I’ve seen His work first-hand. I’ve never visually laid eyes on Him, but His Presence is a powerful moment and impossible to go unnoticed. I want to walk with the Lord daily and notice His Presence and His Power in my every day, regular life. I am empowered by His Presence. I feel confident and courageous with His Spirit in me. I don’t want to miss what He’s doing in my world. I want His help being a husband, Dad, friend & REALTOR. He can help me encourage and inspire others. He is awe-inspiring to me and I want others to notice that He is with me.