Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish (John21:1-14)
1Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. It happened this way: 2Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3”I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
4Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
5He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“No,” they answered.
— still in this part.. caught nothing.. it’s not because “malas ako” or i have “balat sa pwet” like what the nurse in the lying-in asked us.. i know it’s God’s work.. and sometimes that hurts even more.. i asked several times and maybe still asking, “why?” and i’ve been “fishing” when there’s supposed to be a lot “fish” but there’s NONE.
6He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
—still waiting when God will tell me this. Did he already tell me this? am i just too busy with things that i can’t hear His voice?
7Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. 8The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[b]9When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
10Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”
11Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
—still learning to get out of the boat and just run to Him. still learning to believe not just with my head but with my heart that Jesus has already prepared a breakfast for me even though i haven’t caught anything… that He has prepared everything even though i have none and even though i tried to do things my way.. that He appreciates what i’m doing or what i did even if it’s a little and it’s not really from me but from Him.. that He’s in control and just waiting for me to run to Him, to sit and chat with Him.. not worrying about anything.. to just be still and enjoy the breakfast He has prepared for me after a long tiring day of fishing.. to just enjoy being with Him.. to just enjoy Him..and nothing else.