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John 21- Jesus on The Shore

But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. John 21:4-7

The disciples , unsure of what to do next as they waited for The Lord’s next instructions, they decided to do what they do best, go fishing! Remember before they became disciples, Peter and Andrew were professional fishermen. But they left their careers behind to serve The Lord, they answered their higher calling

Then a man was on the shore, and he yelled “Did you catch any fish”, they didn’t recognize it was Jesus at this point, what Christ instructed them to do was the same thing when he first met them, throw your nets to the other side of the boat. This made them realize and recognize it was The Lord talking to them

They were so excited to see The Lord , they jumped out of their boats and swam to shore! Are you this excited to see and talk to Jesus?

And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. John 21:8-11

Jesus was on the shore waiting to have fellowship with his disciples, this reminds me of Communion. Jesus wants to have fellowship with us, the bread and the wine/juice are reminders of Christ. How often do you have fellowship with Jesus? He’s waiting on the shore for You!

Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.  John 21:12-14

It’s very interesting that Jesus still eats while having a Resurrected Body. It demonstrates that Jesus is still a man even in an eternal body. This will be the same for us, in our resurrected bodies we will still be in our human form as God created us in his image, a mystery to ponder

Secondly notice Jesus and his disciples are “breaking bread” a reminder of Communion, it’s a sign of the New Covenant, it’s our fellowship with our Lord and God Amen!