John 21 contains a simple but powerful story about trusting in Jesus. Several of the apostles decided to go fishing. This included a few professionals (Peter, James, and John). Although they spent the entire night fishing, they had nothing to show for it. John tells us that Jesus appeared on the shore, “but the disciples did not realize it was Jesus.” Although he appeared to be a stranger, they still followed his advice when he told them to cast their net on the right side of the boat. When they did, they found more fish than they could handle. Today, we might find some of what Jesus taught to be strange. The question is, will we trust that he knows best? This story ends with Jesus using the fish to fix breakfast for his friends.
Passage: John 21:1-14