Investing in Easter, Breakfast with the King

I’m partial to fisherman, I married a one. And he cooks fish better than anyone I know. In fact, I call him the Fish Whisperer.

But I think the One who created the fish could cook them better.

The story of Jesus appearing to His disciples on the shoreline and cooking them a breakfast of fresh fish and bread makes me smile, salivate, and tear up at the same time.

Here’s the scenario. Jesus died a horrific death. He was buried by a wealthy man in an unused tomb. Three days later He was raised from the dead. He appeared to Mary and Thomas and the disciples.

Turn in your Bibles to John 21:1-14:

“After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way. Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 

“Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘we will also come with you.’ They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing. 

“But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. So Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you do not have any fish, do you?’ They answered Him, ‘No.’

“And He said to them, ‘Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.’ So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.

“Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord.’ So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea.

“But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish. So when they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid and fish placed on it, and bread.

“Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish which you have now caught.’

“Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn.

“Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ 

“None of the disciples ventured to question Him, ‘Who are you?’ knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and the fish likewise.

“This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.” (NASB)

Close your eyes and imagine what that looked like. Think of the smells of the sea, the campfire. Hear the lap of the waves, the boat being pulled ashore. And then hear the voice of Jesus calling.

He’s still calling. For you. Through His Word. He whispers in this blog.

“Come to me all you who are weary and heaven laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Today could be the day of your salvation. There is hope in Christ. There is forgiveness in His Name.

You don’t have to live for others, they will disappoint you. You don’t have to live for stuff, or your body, or money, they will all deteriorate.

Through Christ we have overcome death.

Hallelujah!

I’d like to see you in heaven, friend.

There’s a meal coming at the end of the ages, where we will sit down with the One Who’s hands and feet they pierced.

You can be there.

Romans 10:9-11 states: “if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.’”

Fall down on your knees and worship with me as you listen to “I Will Rise,” by Chris Tomlin

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2 Comments on "Investing in Easter, Breakfast with the King"

  1. Melinda S says:

    the Fish Whisperer…love it.

    And, as usual, love the piece. so precise and concise. simple truth put into pictures and smells, way to go, Pauline!

  2. Pauline Hylton says:

    Thanks, Melinda. A blessed Easter to you and your family!

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