He wrestled the devil in the wilderness, preached at Nazareth and was persecuted, performed miracles of healing and driving out demons, and filled the empty nets of some defeated fishermen. The nets were so full of fish they were nearly breaking under the weight of the haul.
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. (Luke 5: 9-11)
Peter’s reaction of feeling unworthy is spot on. On our own we are all so unworthy- of our salvation, of Jesus’ love, of the blessings poured over us minute by minute. His tender mercy lights up the path and guides our feet to the way of peace. Follow the Leader; His love never fails.