When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”
I have always found this passage in Luke to be interesting, especially Peter’s response. What was Peter responding to? You may think Jesus had just preached a strong message against sin. Possibly Peter was caught committing something that he knew grieved the heart of God. Not so! Peter and a few others had been fishing all night and caught nothing. Jesus had them launch out again to give it another go.
Peter had barely let down his nets when a mass amount of fish were caught, nearly breaking the nets. Awesome miracle!
I can recall services when the Spirit of God began to move and was immediately convicted of my sin. It may be in worship, during a prayer time, or even when I’d witness God work a miracle in someone else. I may even simply hear a testimony about an individual’s passion for prayer and I get challenged.
I think it’s interesting how quickly our perspective changes when our Holy God begins to reveal Himself. You may stand tall, strong, and proud when you’re around your buddies or your family, but when God shows up, a new perspective is gained. We see how high and exalted He is and how far we are from that place.