The one thing you just don't get if you are living inland is the freshest, yummiest fish and chips. I have very fond memories of great fish and chips from two amazing places; Hout Bay and Margate. You just can't beat the fresh taste and it is finger licking good. Meals like that smack of family, friendship and light hearted fun!
I bet that is what Jesus was thinking about when He met His disciples at the beach after He had risen from the dead [John 21]. He knew the events that had unfolded had wrecked them to a point of hopelessness and He wanted to restore to them the joy of life. Once they had eaten Jesus took that restoration one step further and restored His relationship with Peter by asking him to confess his love three times, breaking Peter's denial of Christ and setting Him free to fulfill his calling and ministry.
Are you perhaps hurting from a broken relationship with Christ? Have you forgotten what it is like to walk with Jesus everyday in friendship? If so, take heart from this story. Jesus is calling you to return to your friendship and love for Him. It is time for you to pick up your basket of fish and join Jesus on the beach once more.
Time to enjoy some good fish and chips!
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 8/25/2014 09:29:00 PM
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