Where Worship Begins

Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” John 21:12a
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The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

I’ve been meditating on John chapter 21. There is so much packed into that Scripture! One of the things that really speaks to me is the physical, flesh and blood, resurrected Christ. How human, how relatable he is.

I keep thinking about it: Jesus – God in the flesh, having just conquered death – knows he has limited time on earth before he will ascend to be with the Father…yet here he is.

Here He is – sitting on the beach.

His friends have been out on the water all night, catch nothing. Now they come to shore, towing a net filled with over 150 fish which Jesus just provided. There is Jesus, relaxing on the sand with his campfire blazing. Food hot and ready!

Who is this man? Savior of the world! Lord of lords! God! That he would care about my comfort! My needs! My desires! Jesus, with a servant-heart, understands relationship. And he says to his friends, “Come and have breakfast.”

When is the last time someone cooked you breakfast? Perhaps there was coffee, warm bread? A little campfire breakfast cooked by Jesus for his friends…

This is fellowship. This is rest. Jesus simply says, Come on over. Grab a place to sit. Warm yourself. Eat. Rest. Talk with me. This is where worship begins. Come with a grateful heart.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28