Day 39 – Friday, April 19, 2019
Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach;
but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?”
They answered him, “No.” He said to them,
“Cast the net to 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 there were so many fish.
That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”
When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes,
for he was naked, and jumped into the sea.
But the other disciples came in the boat,
dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land,
only about a hundred yards off.
When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there,
with fish on it, and bread.
Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.”
So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore,
full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them;
and though there were so many, the net was not torn.
This miracle is a gift of extravagant generosity.
A hundred fifty-three large fish, was certainly more than they needed,
but it was given by a heart with more love than we could comprehend.
When it is time for you to bless some one, be generous also.
Ask God in prayer to multiply your gift,
so those who receive will know of God’s generosity,
and His influence on the hearts of His faithful.