Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 28, 2014


Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

John 21:7 That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.

The disciples didn’t know what to do so they returned to their fishing. They fished all night to no avail. When the were heading back to shore at daybreak they heard a voice tell them to cast their net on the other side of the boat. They decided they had nothing to loose so they did and their nets filled with fish. John realized it was Jesus Who spoke and said so. Impulsive Peter couldn’t wait to see Jesus. He had much to beg for forgiveness for he denied even knowing Him. He jumped in and swam to shore. Jesus had already cooked some fish for them. He cared for their need of food. He still cares for our need of food, physical and spiritual. We seem to have little trouble taking the physical food but we often shut our minds and hearts to the spiritual food He offers. He went to a lot of trouble inspiring men to record His words and actions so they could be read by future generations. He inspired them in such a way to make their words living for all generations regardless of time or circumstances. Our question is do we value those words? Do we hunger to read and meditate on them even more than we hunger and enjoy our favorite physical food? Which food do we eat more of, spiritual or physical?

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