Sometimes we feel like Peter and the rest of the disciples. We just don’t know what to do. We can’t seem to hear you or find you. We wonder if you are still around. We just “go fishing” and try to make things normal or like they used to be.
In this crazy world so obsessed with things and stuff. So obsessed with greed, power and control. And some not obsessed by anything … they just follow the crowd.
O Jesus! We need to be wrapped up and obsessed with you.
Help us! O Holy One! Help us to hear you and see you amidst this barrage of distractions by the evil one. Help us to see you standing on the shore!
“But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
“Then Jesus said to them,
“Children, have you any food?”
They answered Him, “No.”
“And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.
“Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the LORD!”
“Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the LORD, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea.” John 21:4-7
We plunge ourselves into the sea of your help and hope.
We plunge ourselves into Your Word.
We plunge ourselves and jump in the water to seek after you.
We plunge ourselves into your precious promises that cover us with grace and mercy.
We plunge ourselves into the flow of your Spirit that will lead and guide us into all righteousness.
Thank you Jesus for standing on the shore with your hands outstretched. Telling us to “come!” Thank you for your gift of salvation and eternal life. Thank you for offering up yourself so that we could be free.
You stand on the shore and invite us to come!
“Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?”—knowing that it was the LORD.
“Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.
“This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.”
O Yes! Thank you Jesus for showing up on the shore!
We will come to you, Jesus.
We will eat at your table.
We will fellowship with you.
We will trust you.
We will love you.
All of our Hope. All of our Trust is in You and You alone. You are the Hope of our families and communities. You are the Hope of the church. You are the Hope of the Nations. You are the Hope of the world!
In Jesus name.