When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. (John 21:9, 12, 13 ESV)
Here we have a rare glimpse into Jesus’ ordinary activities, cooking breakfast for he and his disciples. This reminds me of waking up from camping and going outside to smell bacon cooking on the portable stove. The smell of the bacon draws you from the tent and you eat, savoring each bite. Jesus did many ordinary things as well as the extraordinary miracles. He is a man at the same time as being God. John chose to write about the signs Jesus did to convince his readers to believe in Him as the Son of God. But we must not forget that He is still a man too. He slept, ate breakfast, laughed, cried, did his chores as a kid, got dressed the same way as everyone else, etc. In fact, John explains,
Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. (John 21:25 ESV)
It is easy to picture Jesus as the Son of God when you read about him in John, especially as you read about miracle after miracle. But do you ever stop to think that Jesus was a man too, that he does the little things everyday that you probably do to? Why do you think it is important that Jesus is also a man?
Give thaks to God for the brotherhood of Jesus this morning.
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: 2 Sa 13, 2 Co 6, Ez 20, Jn 21