Jn 21:1-7 (ESV)
After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4 Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” 6 He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. 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.
What’s not to love about this encounter? After Christ’s death the dudes were left wondering “what’s next”. While Jesus walked with them new found purpose in life was daily being unfolded and they were eating it up. Now, they were kinda purposeless, so they went back doing what they knew to do, fish and that’s were the fun begins. Jesus shows up and nets them a haul using his built in fish finder. This is what living The Resurrected Life does for a person, it connects you with the ONE who truly cares about you in more ways than you can imagine. These boys went back and were working their business and Jesus shows up to bless it. As born again children of God, we also can expect our Lord to equally care about the success of our business and yes, bless it. But…did you you catch the key to the haul, Jesus said, cast the net to the other side and they did. So, listen for Him, then do what He says.