The patience, compassion, and providence of the Lord Jesus Christ
All the disciples had let Jesus down. After His resurrection, they did not know what to do. They saw Him, but they seemed to be bewildered. Therefore, some of them, just like many men do when they do not know what else to do, went fishing.
After they caught a huge amount of fish, because they followed the directions of Jesus, He told them,
“Bring some of the fish which you have just caught” (John21:10
Peter dragged the net full of one hundred fifty-three fish to shore. Jesus then invited them to eat breakfast. Interestingly, none of them asked who He was, because they all knew that it was the Lord who had been on the shore while they fished (John 21:11-12).
Amazingly, Jesus did this next,
“Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish” (John 21:13).
He served them! Should they not have served Him? He had just trained these men for three and a half years, showing them how to do good works, how to preach, and how to serve. Yet, they did not know what to do.
See the patience of Jesus as He worked with these men, knowing the great shock they had experienced, and his patience arose out of His endless compassion, so that He, the Lord and Master, even cooked them breakfast and served it to them!
What do you think you should be doing as a disciple of Christ?