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John 20:20 through Chapter 21
John 21 “…Miraculous Catch”
The fishermen fished all night, professionals at that… Disciples too. They worked very hard, it got them nothing but empty nets. Dawn called them back to the shore empty handed. Ever feel this way yourself? Well, Unbeknownst to them on the shore was the One they loved much but they thought had left them alone to fend for themselves. Remaining silent as to whom He was in that moment, perhaps so they could remember in whom they believed and by whom ALL abundance remains. “Drop your net on the right side of the boat” Jesus said. (Paraphrased!)”…and you will find some” (fish that is)
Now remember, these are fishermen that just fished all night and these very same nets had nothing to show for their labors. “What could possibly be different?” they perhaps thought… “We just finished doing this ALL night and caught nothing.” Too tired to protest? Here we are simply told that they listened to the Counsel from the shore, surely tired and discouraged from the nights work, perhaps even mumbling under their breath a “ya right, okay, okay” simply to satisfy the request and to do this one last cast.
BUT When they did, when they did as Counseled to do- (trusting and obeying?) more fish than their nets or they could handle was the ‘in faith’ reply…
…To their silent ‘why no catch’ cry.
With Jesus – the answer was cleared up for them. With Jesus as our guide in the ALL that we know how to do on our own, yet it does not ‘do’ the “ALL” it was designed to do:
In Him- WITH Him- is where the “ALL things are possible for God” comes to be.
'We' can go through the motions… even do the same thing the same way that we have done it a thousand times before, exactly as we were taught to do too…
The miraculous difference can only come one way;
WITH JESUS IN our Way, Guiding our way, allowing HIM to be OUR WAY!
‘Thank you Jesus, for Your reply this morn. Tears of JOY fall …as You remind me,
You Have Risen Indeed!
You are here! Jesus, You see even my needs. Thank You. Show me where, when, how to cast my net for Your fill to answer my empty. In Jesus’ name The Amen
IS the Amen- <>< It IS done.’