Cast Your Net John 21:1-14One week after the Saviors’ resurrection the Apostles returned to Sea of Tiberias to fish, because that was what they knew. They spent the entire night casting their nets into the water with no success.Then as the morning sun broke through the clouds they saw a figure on the distant shore and heard the voice suggesting they should cast their nets to the other side of the boat.Like the Apostles that morning, we too must choose. Choose to routinely continue in our own way, paying no attention to the Savior’s voice; too involved in life. Satisfied to keep our head down and continue to fish. Or perhaps, we act like the Apostle at the front of the boat and we stretch as far out as we can to hear the voice of the Master, to listen and to follow.Have you ever wondered how often in your life the Savior has been on the shore calling to you? How did you respond?
Alma 13:3 And this is the manner after which they were ordained—being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God, on account of their exceeding faith and good works; in the first place being left to choose good or evil; therefore they having chosen good, and exercising exceedingly great faith, are called with a holy calling, yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with, and according to, a preparatory redemption for such.As a part of that preparation for life here in mortality our Father in Heaven sat with each of us as individuals and discussed some of the trials that would await us, he blessed each of us, and gave us different gifts to aid in our journey called mortality.While in mortality we sometimes feel those things that are being taught sound familiar, it is the Spirit reconfirm those truths taught us before we left God’s presence.What was your last Interview with God was really like?
D&C 123: 13 Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven.Every night there are stars in the heavens; which may or may not be visible to the human eye. Just because we cannot see them, it doesn’t mean that the stars are not there.Temples stand as symbols in the night sky. These sacred symbols testify that it is the Lord’s house and just because we may not see him there, it does not mean that he is not there.
As the day ends and the sun sets on the final day of Christ’s life, he chose to move forward with the most excruciating experience ever endured.The law required he shoulder alone the great conflict between the will of the mind and the physical limits of the body. Choosing to remain focused on his ultimate joy of preparing the way whereby we may return and live with him.Knowing there was no other way, and acting as the ultimate example, he submitted his will completely to the will of our Father in Heaven.