In Luke chapter five there is recorded an interesting event in the early ministry of Jesus. As He is speaking to a large multitude near Lake Gennesaret, Jesus makes use of a fishing boat as a speaking platform. Ater Jesus finishes teaching, He tells Simon Peter to, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Peter informs the Lord that they had, “toiled all night and caught nothing”. Regardless of the seeming uselessness of letting down the nets after a fruitless night, Peter says, “nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” we know from the other gospel accounts that while Jesus had not yet called the apostles to follow Him, they had some knowledge of Him. Still, what Peter does in obeying Jesus’ command to let down the net goes counter to common sense. After all, Jesus was a carpenter not a fisherman. What did Jesus know about fishing? Peter, on the other hand, was a professional fisherman, and evidently, a successful one. In Mark chapter one we see that Simon Peter, his brother Andrew, along with James, his brother John, and their father Zebedee were partners in the business and even had hired servants. They knew what they were doing. Yet even when Jesus told Peter to do something that seemed to make no sense, Peter did it anyway. We need to be like Peter. God sometimes tells us to do things that may go against conventional wisdom. We need to do them anyway. Even when obeying God looks foolish to others we need to remember that, “the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” Be like Peter and say, “Lord, I don’t understand it, but, ‘nevertheless at Your word I will’”.