WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
.......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/tabco_main
Getting to know God together.
I wonder what it would be like
if someone helped me catch something?
If someone could just tell those fish to hop on my line?
It would be a miracle, wouldn’t it?
Anyway, back to the disciples.
They had a very, very important friend who helped them.
They were in that boat feeling pretty sorry for themselves,
when they saw Jesus standing on the shore.
He called out to them ,” Children, haven’t you caught any fish?”
They answered Him, “No! We haven’t, not any!”
Jesus called out, “Throw your
net on the right hand side of the boat,
and you will get some fish.” Would you have believed Him if you were there?
If you had tried all night and hadn’t got one fish at all?
The disciples believed Him, and and they threw their net in the sea
right where Jesus had told them to.
What happened? There was so many fish in the net
that it almost broke with the weight of them.
The disciples dragged and pulled and got all those fish into the shore.
What a sight it must have been! Hundreds of fish jumping in the net!
Then the other disciples came
along in another boat,
and helped them with the fish.
Later they made a fire on the beach and bar-b-qued some of the fish for tea.
They ate them with chunks of crusty bread.
Jesus was there with them as they ate.
Now that is an awfully exciting thing to happen,
you would agree. But there was something more exciting than that!
Jesus had been KILLED, He had died on the Cross of Calvary days before!
Yet, here He was ALIVE down at the sea, helping them to catch fish!
You see Jesus Christ came alive again, He was res-urr-ected.
He wasn’t a ghost,either.
He talked to them, ate fish with them and was truly risen from the dead.
Praise God, even death did not defeat Jesus our Lord.
You can read about it in John 21:1-14.
“ Jesus saith (said) unto them, Come and dine (eat).
And none of the disciples durst (dared) ask him,
Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.” (verse 12).
“Trust and obey, for there’s
no other way.
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.’