Come Eat

And when they got to shore, they noticed a charcoal fire with some roasted fish and bread. Then Jesus said, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.”

So Peter waded into the water and helped pull the net to shore. It was full of many large fish, exactly one hundred and fifty-three, but even with so many fish, the net was not torn.

“Come, let’s have some breakfast,” Jesus said to them.

And not one of the disciples needed to ask who it was, because every one of them knew it was the Lord. 13 Then Jesus came close to them and served them the bread and the fish. John 21:9-13

I was thinking of a day when our youngest daughter asked me to make an omelet. I love making breakfast for our family, but I had gone long on my devotions and didn’t have a whole lot of time to get ready for work. Nevertheless, I made us an omelet. Just as I was finishing, she came out and put her arm around me and said, “I love you Mom, you’re the best, even when you don’t want to be a mom.”

Even on my very worst day, in the middle of chaos at work, when bad turns to baddest, that memory brings a smile to my face. What I love even more is that I can open the Word and find how much love the Father has for me anytime. That if I ask anything, He will answer me. If I have need of anything, He provides for me.

I just read John 17 in various versions this morning. For those not familiar, it’s where Jesus prayed a whole chapter just for us. The very last 2 verses or that prayer says this: “Father, you are the one who always does what is right. The world does not know you, but I know you, and these followers of mine know that you sent me. I showed them what you are like, and I will show them again. Then they will have the same love that you have for me, and I will live in them.”

My family knows me! They know that I’m the same at home as I am out in the world. I want to be known as a woman of love, the kind that God is. If I can’t demonstrate it at home, I’ll never demonstrate it in the world. Home is where I practice what I know to do.

Jesus, I’m so glad that You prayed for me and still make intercession for me. It’s all for Love. I step aside so that You may be more visible in me, Lord. May Your light, the light of Your love shine so bright that my face is not seen. May I reflect You today, even when I’m busy or having a bad day. May my heart be touched with what touches Your heart.

Keeping it Real,

Sandy G

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