Now What: Jesus on the Beach

Apr 21, 2024    Alex Smith

Like the disciples, we often revert to what's comfortable when faced with uncertainty. But is that the best course of action? Join us as we unpack John 21:1-14 and discover profound truths about moving forward in faith. From Peter's impulsive decision to go fishing to the disciples' fruitless night, the passage is filled with memorable details that underscore Peter's impulsiveness.

Yet, amidst their failure, Jesus appears, offering guidance and direction. Even though the disciples initially don't recognize Him, they follow His advice and experience miraculous results. Jesus, already preparing breakfast on the beach, invites them to join Him - a powerful reminder that He doesn't need us, but He invites us to participate in His work.

This scene echoes the larger message of the Gospel - when called by God, we can't go back, only forward. Just as the disciples couldn't return to their old way of life, we're called to embrace what God has for us, leaving behind the past and stepping into His purpose for our lives.

As we reflect on this passage, we're reminded that God doesn't need us, yet He graciously invites us to be part of His plan. Whether we're feeling bored, distracted, stressed, or wounded, Jesus calls us to step out of the boat and encounter Him. And for those already passionately on mission, He promises to do far more than we can ask or imagine.

So, as we navigate the uncertainties of life, let's keep serving, trusting that God will do the miracles. Are you ready to move forward? Join us as we embark on this journey of faith together.