“And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets" (v5). Peter couldn’t imagine why Jesus wanted the fishermen to repeat an obviously failed task, but they obeyed, because it was Jesus. They were “astonished” by the enormous catch of fish, and Peter was humbled by his own sinful doubts (v8). Jesus proved His power over the basic daily effort of catching fish, giving the disciples reason to consider following Him in the strange task of “catching men” (v10).
“And they came and filled both boats” (v7). As we trust Jesus to supply our daily, practical needs, He increases our faith to follow Him into “extraordinary things” (v26).