Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.

John 21: 1

 Reading: John 21: 1-14

We don’t know how long after his Jerusalem appearances that Jesus appeared to his disciples in Galilee, but this is recorded in some detail in John 21.

 “After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and he manifested himself in this way. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.”

On this occasion, the disciples mentioned above had decided to go fishing but although they had fished all night, they had caught nothing. As they came in to shore a man stood there who asked them if they’d caught any fish. When they replied “no”, he told them to throw their nets out on the right side of the boat.

The strange and miraculous catch made them realize that the man on the shore was Jesus. He had even made a fire and baked bread for them. The Scriptures say that no-one dared ask who the man was – so it seems that he did not look like the Jesus they knew, but he manifested himself as the same person within. As they ate together and conversed, it became obvious that they were dealing with Jesus.


Help me to recognise you Lord, wherever and however you choose to show yourself to me. 

For the family

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