Otherworldly Window – Fantastic Fish-Fry
Key Bible Verse: No one dared ask him if he really was the Lord because they were sure of it. – John 21:12
Bonus Reading: John 21:1-14
Imagine you and your friends going on a pre-dawn fishing outing to the lake. You cast for hours by starlight, but catch nothing. Gradually the surrounding hills and woods become distinguishable as daybreak approaches. Then, as sun rays burst over the eastern horizon, you make out a man standing on the shore about 100 yards away. “Have you caught anything?” he shouts.
“Nothing!” you yell back in unison.
“Cast your lines near that stump and see what happens!” You do, and start hauling in one trophy-size fish after another, until your boat is in danger of sinking! Amazed, you realize it is Jesus standing on the shore. You start your motor and quickly come ashore to see him standing over a Weber grill with glowing charcoals. He’s grilling fish, with loaves of bread nearby.
“Come get some breakfast, and bring some fish so I can cook more.” Imagine the joy and exhilaration of sharing an early-morning breakfast with Jesus—God himself—on the water’s edge with a breeze coming off the lake.
Today’s Bonus Reading describes something like this happening to the disciples during Jesus’ third recorded post-resurrection appearance. For me, it’s a moving depiction of life with him now and forever.
—James Hilt in Wisconsin
My Response: I’ll picture myself as included in this encounter with the God-man.
Thought to Apply: Jesus is God with the skin on. —Source Unknown
Prayer for the Week: Thank you, Jesus, for glimpses of your divinity, with markers of your humanity retained, that preview life eternal for us.