John 21:9-14 NIV
When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
What would you do if you had just had the most amazing success, if you had triumphed over death. How many of us would not want to shout it from the roof tops? That would be a natural and completely understandable reaction. What does Jesus do, and what a contrast? Jesus cooks his friends a barbecue on the beach. The resurrected Lord of Lord's, the King of Kings still serves with grace and love. Scripture says Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Breakfast barbecues remind us of this.
We give you thanks and praise that you are unchangeable and constant. We thank and praise you for those special moments with you. Amen.