WHO ARE YOU? (Part one)

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20151106_222527“After all, in the best relationships, sometimes words are unnecessary.” All it calls for is action as in the case with Jesus on the beach talking to His disciples. My brothers and sisters in the Lord and for this hour keep your eyes on Jesus for He is about to work a miracle on the beach.

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. — John 21:12

It had been a tough morning, to be sure. Following Jesus’ death, several disciples returned to their regularly scheduled programming. They got up early, took their fishing nets, and… nothing. Not a bite. Until some guy stood on the shore and called out a weird suggestion to throw their nets in from the other side of the boat. It was a frustrating moment after taking time away from the routine and the one they loved was taken away from them. They found themselves to the norms of the day.

I wonder if any of them grumbled briefly, “What difference does it make which side of the boat we throw the nets from? Who is this guy really?” But by then, they were desperate enough to try anything. They didn’t mind the side, they just wanted to get food for the family. Desperation sometimes make you do anything until you realized this was the right thing to do.

Suddenly, when their nets were heavy, the same question took on a different meaning, because they knew the answer. John shouted, “It is the Lord!” and Peter could not get to Jesus fast enough. Other than suggesting that they add some of the fresh catch to His spread, Jesus’ sole response was “Come and eat breakfast.”

Now, wait just a minute. When read in context, the scripture notes that this is Jesus’ third post-resurrection appearance, a miracle unto itself. After all, these men saw Him perish on the cross. And not only that, He’s preparing a meal on the beach — not as a ghost or apparition, but as a physical being able to lift things and build a fire, etc. Then, after their own efforts had been useless, He provides an abundance of fish with one simple instruction. And after these marvels, He simply says, “Come and eat breakfast”?

This is your God in action and nothing good would He wit-hold from His children and those that love Him. You can see this operation only if you ask God to open your eyes and forget yourself. Let go and let God take over.

Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
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