fill us with resolve


Christ Appears at Lake Tiberias, William de Brailes, c. 1250

Hauler of fish and maker of breakfasts, hear our thanks
   for the times we have been fed, restored, and redeemed by you.
We lift our voices to heaven in praise of your love-in-action.
Rescued and filled with that love, now fill us with resolve:
   resolve to act on your love;
   resolve to praise you with more than just words;
   resolve to reach beyond personal comfort
in order to haul ashore a boat-breaking harvest of joy for all the people,
   all the sheep, all our hearts.
Be alive and among us, Lord, and heal us of every ill.
We meet you on daybreak’s shore.
Call us and we will come.

Charlie Hoffman, worship leader [source]


When daybreak came, Jesus stood on the shore.
However, the disciples did not know it was Jesus.
“Men,” Jesus called to them, “you don’t have any fish, do you?”
“No,” they answered.
“Cast the net on the right side of the boat,” He told them, “and you’ll find some.” So they did, and they were unable to haul it in because of the large number of fish. Therefore the disciple, the one Jesus loved, said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”

When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tied his outer garment around him (for he was stripped) and plunged into the sea. But since they were not far from land (about 100 yards away), the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish. When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread.


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