Prayer: Come, Lord Jesus. Amen
Reading: John 21:1-14 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: We continue today looking at this summer’s curriculum, “La Frontera.” Day 4—Jesus meets us wherever we may be. Today’s text is an alternate story for the day.
The Resurrected Christ, indeed, meets us wherever—fishing and having breakfast. This is one of my favorite resurrection stories. How could it not be? The disciples are fishing when Jesus comes to meet them. Can hardly beat that! He shows them where the fish are. My fish finder doesn’t work like it should. And then while bringing the boat to shore in the early light, the disciples see Jesus by a charcoal fire—bread and broiled fish. Wow! Can you imagine a better fishing trip than that?
Are you going fishing today? No? Going to work? Maybe a family outing? A hospital visit? Lunch with a friend? Just hanging around the house? Car in the repair shop? Soccer game? Volunteering somewhere? Difficult meeting? Choir practice tonight? Just surfing on the computer?
Whatever, wherever, expect the resurrected Jesus to join you. That’s what He does!! --Jim Bricker
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