- They saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it (John 21:9).
“He doesn’t need your fish, Peter. In fact, your familiar place–the one you run to when you need to cope with uncertainty, the thing you do to prove your worth and meaning, isn’t necessary. You’ve been called to a new day and a new direction which makes the former path obsolete. It’s time to fish for men, or don’t you remember His promise for your future?” Oh, that we might find the faith and the courage to chase what Jesus has pointed out ahead. Instead, we rely on our own capacity and our own guaranteed success stories. The new road is filled with uncharted twists and turns. It’s the road He wants for us because it’s the road that requires Him. “So put down your nets, Peter, and join Him for breakfast. It’s been cooking for awhile.”