Monday, March 19, 2018


But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood
on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it
was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, "Children,
have you any food?" They answered Him, "No."
And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right 
side of the boat, and you will find some."So they 
cast, and now they were not able to draw it in be-
cause of the multitude of fish. Therefore that dis-
ciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the 
Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, 
he put on his outer garment and plunged into the 
sea.  John 21:4-7

This scene takes place after the resurrection. The dis-
ciples had seen Jesus a few times and He told them He
would meet them in Galilee. So, off they went, still in
shock over the crucifixion and unsure of anything, es-
pecially the future. Peter was weighed down by his de-
denial and so... they went fishing.
Now when Peter heard that it was the Lord...He 
plunged into the sea. 
This discouraged faint hearted man LOVED His Lord.
He couldn't wait to be with him. However, don't you
think that when He arrived he was speechless? Guess
what the resurrected Jesus was doing?  He was making
breakfast! A warm fire, a hot breakfast on a cold morn-
ing by the sea. So ordinary, so everyday. No trumpets,
no choirs, no pomp--just friends gathered together for
a simple meal.

Reader, this chapter of John moves me almost to tears
every time I read it. The King of Kings, the Creator
of the universe, the resurrected One, is fixing breakfast
on the shores of Galilee where it had all started three
years ago. There is so much in this passage so take
time to ponder it in this glorious resurrection time of

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