Re:Verse passage – John 21:1-14 (day four)

What do you do after life is turned upside down? How do you go about the daily-ness of life when your whole world has changed? Maybe you’ve experienced this before. Whether the change was good or bad, you go through life in a fog for a little while, and it’s difficult to return to normal routines.

The disciples have had a life changing experience across just a few days. Their Lord was put to death, and most of them fled for their lives. Then, all of a sudden, they hear the news that he might be back – Jesus might be alive. He appears to them not once, but twice, giving them proof that he indeed died and rose again. How do you move on after that? What does life look like?

Well, in chapter 21 we find them fishing. Life may be turned upside down, but you still need to eat. I imagine they were in a sort of fog on the boat, mindlessly casting their nets unsuccessfully. Then, Jesus appears. He provides a miracle, and light cuts through the fog. As soon as Peter realizes this, he dives straight into the water, wasting no time getting to his Lord. The same man who deserted Jesus is now running to him with reckless abandon. The Light has made things clear.

When life is foggy – run to Jesus with all your strength. He’s already there, cutting through the fog.

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