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They caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break…they filled both boats so full that they began to sink (Luke 5:6,7).

Full!  To be full is “to hold as much or as many as possible; having no empty space.”  The Greek word for full, pleres, can  mean “abounding in or complete.”  When we are full, we don’t have much appetite for food.  In a similar way, we have less hunger for God when we’re satisfied with the things of this world.  Yet Peter surrendered to Jesus when he was full.  An overflowing catch of fish had left his nets full to the breaking point.  It’s then that the passionate, impetuous fisherman leaves fishing behind to follow Jesus.  Continue reading