Luke 5: 1-11; Job 38
Put out into the Deep Waters

Jesus invitation to Peter, was more challenging that you and I might think.  

For in the mythic consciousness of a Jewish man, lay an inherent fear of the depths.

Luke’s choice of words, different to Mark and Matthew, invites Peter to trust beyond himself and beyond his view of the world. 

Put out into the deep waters.  

Old Testament scholars tell us that the Jewish scriptures open up an awareness that there is alive in the world a force that is counter to the world of Yahweh/God, a force that seeks to negate and nullify the world as a secure place of blessing. A counter-creation force.  

A chaos that Yahweh/God ordered at creation but a chaos that still persists.