John 21:4-5 CEV: Early the next morning Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize who he was. Jesus shouted, “Friends, have you caught anything?” “No!” they answered.
My dear friend in Christ, looking at the study text today, what comes to mind is: why didn’t they recognize their master whom they have been with all through His ministry days on earth? They did not recognize Him facially, neither did they recognize His voice. This is to because He has been transformed after the resurrection from the dead. This should let you know that there will be resurrection for everyone. Either to enternal life or to eternal death. It all depends on your choice in this life.
It should also be known to you that many have allowed Jesus to pass by them in their daily lives without recognizing Him. Notice that He called them friends. This means that they have been reconciled back to God. When you accept the gospel of Jesus Christ, you will be reconciled back to God and become His friend. Notice also that He was interested in their business by asking if they have cought anything. I encourage you to let him into your business and you will be amazed at how everything will turn around.
Declare to yourself loud: I am a friend of God.
- Lord Jesus, thank you for making me your friend.
- Precious Holy Spirit, help me to recognize you in all my endeavors, in Jesus Name. Amen.
- Please add your personal intentions.