In Luke 5, Jesus tells Simon to go out where it was deeper and let down his nets. Simon wasn’t by himself. His partners, James and John (the sons of Zebedee), were also with him. When they did what Jesus told them to do, they caught a lot of fish and their net broke (vs 6).
In John 20, the disciples are having a meeting with the doors locked for fear of the Jews. Jesus had now risen from the dead and he came to the disciples while they were meeting and said, Peace be unto you; as my Father has sent me, I am sending you. After he said this, he breathed on them and said, Receive the Holy Ghost (vs 22).
In John 21, Simon Peter goes fishing again. The other disciples (Thomas, Nathanael, the sons of Zebedee and two others) decide to go with him. Again, they caught nothing. This time Jesus appears to them on the shore. This is his third appearance after the resurrection. He doesn’t call them his disciples or his friends, but instead he calls them children and asked if they had any meat (vs 5). They said, No. Jesus then tells them that if they throw the net on the right side of the ship, they will find fish.
They threw the net, but they were unable to pull the net back in the boat because there were so many fish. In fact, they are described as dragging the net (vs 8). Simon Peter then helps draw the net to land (vs 11).
What caught my attention was that even though they caught 153 fish that day and they dragged their net, the net did not break (vs 11). It did not tear. No fish escaped. They lost nothing.
I’m sure if some of you read and study these passage of scriptures, the Lord will reveal something different to you, but this is what the Lord shared with me.
I blessed you before, but you lost some things. But if you will let me do what I want to do – if you will let me fill you the way I want to fill you, this time when I bless you, you will lose nothing.
Your net will not break.