Breakfast with Jesus by Beth

“Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’” John 21:12

One of my favorite meals of the day is breakfast. I have a place near my home and work where I love to eat breakfast.  I have eaten breakfast there for years–twenty to be exact.  For ten of those years, I had the same waitress most mornings.

There is a passage in scripture that I have come to love. It’s about Jesus making breakfast for his disciples.  I love the passage in John 21:1-14. Especially verse 12, “Jesus said to them, ‘come and have breakfast.’”

Here is the account of that morning:

After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way. Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will also come with you.” They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing. But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. So Jesus said to them, “Children, you do not have any fish, do you?” They answered Him, “No.” And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.” So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea. But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish. So when they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid and fish placed on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have now caught.” Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.”


Some things to ponder about this passage that spoke to my heart:

Jesus will meet us where we are — The disciples were fishing. They had not caught anything. “Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you do not have any fish, do you?’ They answered Him, ‘No’”.  Jesus knows what we are going through. What our current circumstances are. Whatever season we are in, Jesus will meet us right there.

He will supply and meet our need — He had breakfast waiting for them!  However, He used some of the fish they caught. “Bring some of the fish which you have now caught.” He will use what we have! It’s out of His supply that He will meet our needs.

Take a few minutes and thank Jesus for meeting your need in His time and in His way. Look for Him! Expect the unexpected. Jesus can meet your need and my need simultaneously.  Praise Him!

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