“When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them-fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread. “Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,” Jesus said. ….”Now come and have some breakfast!””
John 21:9-12 (NLT)
Jesus makes His third appearance to His disciples here in these few verses. He again has just miraculously increased the number of fish caught by the disciples. After they had finished hauling in the days catch they approach Jesus on the seashore.
This next scene is completely astounding… ! We know that Jesus was both fully human and at the same time fully God and in fact Jesus, in these few verses, was in His resurrected body. However the great thing about this story is that it is the most human scene that we see Jesus in throughout the gospels.
As they approach Jesus He welcomes His disciples to eat the fish that was cooking over the barbeque and bread that had presumably been made fresh that morning. Jesus had even most probably prepared this meal Himself. But the verse that is most comforting is when Jesus tells His disciples to “come and have some breakfast.” How amazing is that; Simple words that speak so much. This verse often gets overlooked but its incredible that Jesus, the creator of the world, who died and rose again, simply just wanted to sit with His disciples in that moment, cooked them breakfast and had bread and barbequed fish with them.
Why is this comforting? Because, Jesus is so much more than a far away, impersonal, and un-relatable God. He is the God that wants an intimate, personal relationship with us; even to meet our everyday needs such as eating breakfast. Lets invite Him into every part of our lives!
God in my living, there in my breathing, God in waking, eating and sleeping!