Jesus called Peter to be a “fisher of men” after a glorious miracle of catching so many fish that the nets began to break. That was after he had worked all night catching nothing. But letting down the nets at Jesus’ command made all the difference. (Read the story in Luke 5:1-11.)
Peter had another similar experience, when Jesus ratified Peter’s calling to be a fisher of men. This time, also after working all night without catching anything, Peter threw down his net at Jesus’ command and caught 153 large fish. That was a big miracle! Another one was that the net was not even torn. (Read this story in John 21:1-14.)
I remembered this number —153—when I was thinking about the 153,000,000 orphans in the world. The 153 fish Peter caught at the word of Jesus will represent for me the miracles God can do for those 153 million, of which a great number I’m sure don’t know that they have a Heavenly Father who cares for them.
I thank God for the privilege of working on a curriculum (the Spanish version) for these children and other children at risk. I just found out that the English lessons are currently being used with more than seven million children! The lessons are being translated into additional languages—Bengali, Indonesian, Francophone French. It’s being used in about 200 orphanages in India.
I have good news for you! You can contact Marleneto ask for more information. She will send you a memo of understanding for the use of it.
Marlene: “Make sure people know that if they would like to test a Spanish quarter, we would love it. They would need to email me.”
I’ll be writing more about it as I progress. And it has to be a quick progress. No procrastination. My deadline is March 16! After that the kids have spring break and their mother has requested baby-sitting services!
Pray for a miracle of God’s love to invade the 153,000,000. Maybe some of them are close by where you and I live. May God show us how we can reach out and make a difference!