John 21:9–14 (ESV)
Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples
9 When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full
of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and
took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.
The disciples have just caught a huge
amount of fish in the net. When they got to the shore, they saw that Jesus was cooking fish. My question has always been, where did Jesus get his fish? The disciple’s fish were still in the nets. Did Jesus catch them, ore maybe
he just created them... never-the-less, Jesus was cooking fish. He asked them to bring some of the fish they had caught. When they got the net on shore, they counted out 153 fish. Then, what a joy it would have been to sit down and have breakfast
with Jesus. Jesus said to them “Come and have breakfast.” Jesus also had bread. Did he bake it? Maybe he stopped off at Walmart. Well, I don’t think so. This is the third time that Jesus has visited with
the disciples after his resurrection. I love to sit down and eat with people, to talk to them and get to know them. Could you imagine sitting and eating breakfast with the Lord? The creator of the world, the man who knew all things!
What would you talk about? You know, in heaven, we will get to eat with Jesus at the big feast.
I pray: O Lord, I look forward to the feast to come. I look forward to talking with you and
I will want to thank you face to face for all you have done for me. Help me to listen and obey as you guide me, telling me where to cast the nets and whatever else you tell me. I pray I will choose your ways over mine. Thank you for your
love, grace, and mercy that you have shown me. Amen.