March 29, 2016 – John 21:3-5

John21-3-5Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.” “We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night. At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any fish?” “No,” they replied. John 21:3-5Can you see Peter?  Whenever he didn’t know what else to do, he went fishing…  All night?  And they didn’t catch anything?  Then they saw Jesus, and He saw there problem.  He told them to put the net over on the other side of the boat.  I wonder what the disciples thought.  Did they think, I suppose Jesus the fish have been hiding all night on the other side of the boat?  This same Jesus had gone through the crucifixion, He was buried in the tomb and on the third day, he was raised from the dead.They decided to try it anyway.  The same Jesus who created the fish, then invited them to bring the fish to the fire and come and have breakfast.  They dragged the net to the shore.  It had 153 large fish in it.  But the net did not tear from the weight of the many fish.They knew it was the Lord Jesus.  Their teacher.  And he fed them bread and fish.  John 6:35-36, He taught – Jesus said to them, “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry. He who puts his trust in Me will never be thirsty.”I wonder if Peter thought about Jesus saying that earlier, “I am the Bread of Life.”  What did Jesus mean?  We eat bread to live, and when we take in Jesus, love Jesus, obey Jesus and serve Him, we are learning to take in what will give us life forever and we will live with Him.  Jesus served the disciples.  At the last supper with his disciples, before he was crucified.  He served the disciples and knelt before each one and washed their feet.  Jesus teaches that we are to serve, even as He did.“Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. So Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore. There were 153 large fish, and yet the net hadn’t torn. “Now come and have some breakfast!” Jesus said. None of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Then Jesus served them the bread and the fish. John 21:10-13