John 21:3 (NIV)
“I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Jesus had told the disciples that after His resurrection they were to go to Galilee, and He would meet them there (Matt. 26:32; Mark 14:28 NLT). They went. They waited. Nothing. So, they fished. It’s what they knew best, but it was a futile endeavor. Noemi Chavez says, “We can’t live with a pre-resurrection faith in a post-resurrection world.” Once we have embraced faith in Jesus, life changes for us. Old things are passed away and all things become new (II Cor. 5:17). He adjusts our trajectory and gives us a new mission. The temptation is to make our faith an “add on” experience rather than the well-spring of life, the source of our motivation. How do you “go fishing”? What default tendencies do you engage during the waiting spaces (transition times) of life? Be alert to unnecessary self-effort. Jesus has a meal (provision) ready for you somewhere nearby!