“I am going fishing.” John 21:3

The disciples and women accompanying Jesus for the Passover feast, have made their journey north. Leaving remembrances of Jerusalem behind, and walking the rocky pilgrim paths to a set destination. Quiet thoughts marking miles, as exhaustion and anticipation mix step with step. Galilee and the question most assuredly considered, “now what?”

“I am going fishing.”  Women returned to homemaking, and fisherman to their fish. Peter and six other disciples did what they knew how to do, and “caught nothing.” Did Peter’s reputation for making impetuous decisions affect the outcome of their work that night? Maybe he should have waited at home or not include the others in his plans?

Whether hasty decisions has brought you to barren waters. Or the unanswered question of “now what?” leaves your net empty at the end of the day, Jesus’s invitation is the same “Come and have breakfast.”

Jesus may not physically by setting a “…charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it and bread,” but He feeds us still. Filling you with the desires of His heart, comforting your soul with the warmth of His love, and nourishing your spirit with the bread of His Word. “Come and have breakfast.” John 21:1:14 (ESV)

“Simon Peter…dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish…even with so many the net was not torn.” John 21:11 (NIV)

Author: DeniseBalog

Author and Photographer who enjoys writing about Jesus and sharing photographs to illuminate His beauty.

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