Re:Verse passage – John 21 (day four)
God does not need us to do His work for Him, but He chooses to allow us to join Him in His work. The disciples had been fishing all night, without success. Jesus appears on the shore and tells them to cast their nets on the right-hand side of the boat. What an amazing catch! When the disciples arrived to shore though, Jesus already had fish on the fire for breakfast. He did not need the disciples’ fish, but He invited them to bring some of their own.
In John 14:12, Jesus spoke of greater works that His disciples would do when He went to the Father. Here in chapter 21, the disciples have many more fish than Jesus…but at His word! They exceeded His work, but in His power!
There is work to be done in God’s kingdom. We must join Him in His work. When we work, in the power of Christ, we will have a great harvest for the kingdom. Henry Blackaby has said, “find where God is at work, and join Him in it!”