In Luke 5, Jesus commanded Peter and John to launch out into the deep and let down their nets for a catch. The net became so full that it began to break, and Peter and John had to call for help. “And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink” (verses 6-7). Peter and John called for their partners because the load was too great for them to carry alone, and they filled both the ships. Peter and John’s partners experienced the same blessing they had received.
When Peter saw the miracle, “he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord” (verse 8). Peter was amazed and so was John and their partners. Jesus told Peter, “Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men” (verse 10). Jesus was teaching the disciples a principle about winning souls. Jesus told them that, from that point on, they along with their partners would catch men. The same principle of partnership in catching fish was the same principle Jesus wanted to instill in his disciples to win souls. No one person alone can carry out God’s work. We need your help. As ministers, we ask you to become our partners; to help us so that, together, we can shake this world for Jesus Christ.