Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.”
Elijah the runaway prophet wasn’t the only one who experienced God’s grace through food. Peter the disappointed disciple led a group on a fruitless, nighttime, post-resurrection fishing expedition. At dawn Jesus directed them from the shore to try again on the right side of their boat. They hauled in 153 large fish in an unbroken net. And “when they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.”
Jesus engineered the catch, not because he needed the fish to make breakfast for seven husky laborers, but because they needed another glimpse of his goodness. Look at all the signs of grace we find in this passage:
Take some time to reflect and see if you can think of some more signs of grace in this story. What signs of grace has the Lord shown you in your life today?
God of all grace, thank you that in each new day we can see your welcoming arms and hear your inviting voice. Help us to see your signs of grace in all situations. In Jesus, Amen.
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