Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ John 21:1-14 Just another work day for Peter and the disciples as they are still perhaps pondering the recent events of Christ appearing before them and wondering how they should move forward. They fish all night and nothing. Yet unbeknown, in the midst of them is Christ watching from the shore. Seeing their struggle, Christ suggests they try the other side of the boat. I think, under normal times the disciples would have known to be more thorough. As it were they are simply going through the motions of tossing out the net and expecting to find fish. At times it’s easy to find our selves just going through the motions and what we need is a change in perspective. We’re not asked to stop doing what we know. But when all we need is a change in perspective, Christ encourages us to help one another to rethink, renew and restore our selves in the Spirit. The Lord is risen indeed!
Amen! A stranger was Jesus to me in this way just recently. He spoke to her heart and she trusted Him and prayed for me. A Christian, a trusting soul, a risk taker for her Lord . . . a powerful awareness for me that while I am in a painful time in my life that He has a plan and is holding me close. I knew this was true, but we do all need a change in perspective sometimes and no better way than being His hands and touching one another for Him.
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Amen!! I so appreciate your encouragement! 🙂 I am home recuperating from a surgery and “casting” my nets on the other side. 🙂 I love when the Lord sends us down a different path and changes our journey into His. I am amazed on these different journeys how He allows us to meet others and serve Him…even when we are considered out. But He truly supplies the fish!! 🙂 Thank you again and may the Lord richly bless you!!
Praise be to God always and thank you for your words. I pray that you are continually strengthened as you recuperate as well.