Day 278

Today’s Reading – Matthew 4 and Luke 4-5

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”  Luke 5:5 CEB

Remember when your parents use to say, “Because I said so!”

It meant stop trying to get out of whatever and just do it.

You couldn’t win an argument when the response was “Because I said so.”

I was struck by Simon’s response: “I’ll do it. I don’t want it. It doesn’t make any sense . . . but because you say so.”

The story begins with the response we should always have when the Master comes calling . . . “Because you say so.”

Much of what God asks of us doesn’t make sense from our perspective, but given time we figure it out.

Save yourself some time. The next time God comes calling. Just say yes and know that you should be doing it just because the Master says so.


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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