Oh!! You mean those nations

Friday April 27th, John 21: When Simon Peter realized that it was the Master, he threw on some clothes, for he was stripped for work, and dove into the sea. The other disciples came in by boat for they weren't far from land, a hundred yards or so, pulling along the net full of fish. When they got out of the boat, they saw a fire laid, with fish and bread cooking on it. 10-11 Jesus said, "Bring some of the fish you've just caught." Simon Peter joined them and pulled the net to shore—153 big fish! And even with all those fish, the net didn't rip. 12 Jesus said, "Breakfast is ready." Not one of the disciples dared ask, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Master. First the disciples were behind the locked doors when Jesus came and sent them out. Then a week later, when Thomas was with them, they were still behind the locked doors. Now, sometime later, they are out from behind locked doors, but have decided that what Jesus meant by “go make disciples of all nations” was to go fishing. Churches in Alaska have the same problem in this day. Jesus responds by giving them a catch of fish that represents the 153 nations in the known world at that time. As the father has sent me, now I send you, and I don’t mean fishing.


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