“Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.”
“Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”
“Come and have breakfast.”
“Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.”
(Selections from John 21)
Jesus had been fishing. Jesus had made or purchased bread. Jesus started a fire and cleaned the fish. He cooked the bread and the fish. He invited the men to breakfast. He served them their breakfast.
This was the risen Christ. “None of the disciples dared ask him, ‘Who are you?’ They knew it was the Lord.” Isn’t this a wonderful picture of the risen Lord? He is still a servant. We are to be like him.
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Written June 1988.