Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

– John 21:4-6 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

Jesus was making a point: even though they were seasoned fishermen, from now on their effectiveness was going to come from Jesus directions, not their skills. One throw of the net in obedience to Jesus was more fruitful than a night of fishing. For many of us, our answer to obstacles is to work harder, but Jesus is waiting on the shore. Just take some time and listen, for sometimes it is not our weakness that makes it hard to hear God, but our strength.

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