Re: Verse reading–John 21:1-25 (day six)
“Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ “–v 10.
It is a small detail. Easy to miss in the larger story. Jesus used the fish his disciples caught to meet the needs of the morning. Only speculation can tell us how the “first fish” got there. Miracle? Preplanning? Whatever we conclude about the Lord’s provision, He didn’t do so much that the efforts of his disciples were extraneous. The fish they caught were necessary, useful, valued. None should think that God “needs” our efforts. I do believe, however, that His love for us includes us in the work of His kingdom. We are not passive observers. We are “God’s fellow workers“–1 Corinthians 3:9. We are servants of Christ and fishers of men. Inspiring to consider. Tomorrow at worship, the Lord may say to us, “bring some of the fish you have caught. I will use your efforts to meet needs.”