The angel Gabriel greets a young woman (Luke 1:26-38):
You're beautiful with God's beauty,
Beautiful inside and out!
God be with you.
Mary, you have nothing to fear,
God has a surprise for you...
Nothing, you see, is impossible with God."
"Yes, I see it all now:
I'm the Lord's maid, ready to serve.
Let it be with me as you say."
Lord, i belong to YOU. i am YOURS.
Let it be with me just as You say.
Jesus was around 30 years old when He said this (quoting from the book of Isaiah at the start of His ministry) (Luke 4:16-21):
God's Spirit is on me;He's chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor,Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind,To set the burdened and battered free,To announce, "This is God's year to act!"
This is the year!
I'm 30 now... I'm not the Savior of the world but a sinner forgiven with a part to play.
This is the time to watch God move;
to live in faith, not doubt;
because yes, the situation may be hopeless
but nothing is impossible with God.
In Luke 5:4-11:
Jesus said to Simon, "Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch."Simon said, "Master, we've been fishing hard all night and haven't caught even a minnow. But if You say so, I'll let out the nets."It was no sooner said than done --- a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity. They waved to their partners in the other boat to come help them. They filled both boats, nearly swamping them with the catch.Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell to his knees before Jesus. "Master, leave. I'm a sinner and can't handle this holiness. Leave me to myself." ... Awe overwhelmed Simon and everyone with him...Jesus said to Simon, "There is nothing to fear. From now on you'll be fishing for men and women." They pulled their boats up on the beach, left them, nets and all, and followed Him.