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Bible Notes

John 21:4-7 (16.04.18)

John 21:4-7
4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus.
5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“No,” they answered.
6 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.
7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.

Reading this I was caught by the fact that John recognised him not by his appearance or his voice, but by what he did. Jesus himself said that we will recognise true believers by what they do, their fruit (Mt. 7:15-20). Look out for Jesus today in the normal activity of life, spot the tail-tale signs of his good activity, his transforming work, and pray that some of that will be through you.

Jesus, open my eyes so that I may see you at work today in the ordinary and the extraordinary. Spirit, work through me today.

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