These pictures are over 40 years old, taken in the Southern Province
of the country of Zambia. We went fishing one day, an afternoon off.
We watched some local boys, and then a good friend and his small boy showed
my husband how to find fish in this large pond.
We laughed and enjoyed the beauty of the day.
And that's why fishing is a heavenly gift, so very suitable for weekend quiet.
After this, Jesus appeared again to the disciples, this time at the Tiberias Sea (the Sea of Galilee). This is how he did it:
Simon Peter, Thomas (nicknamed "Twin"), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee,
the brothers Zebedee,
and two other disciples were together.
Simon Peter announced, "I'm going fishing."
The rest of them replied, "We're going with you." They went out and got in the boat.
They caught nothing that night.
When the sun came up,
Jesus was standing on the beach,
but they didn't recognize him.
Jesus spoke to them:
Did you catch anything for breakfast?"
They answered, "No."
He said, "Throw the net off the right side of the boat and see what happens."
They did what he said.
All of a sudden there were so many fish in it,
they weren't strong enough to pull it in.
Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter,
"It's the Master!"
When Simon Peter realized that it was the Master, he threw on some clothes,
for he was stripped for work,
and dove into the sea.
The other disciples came in by boat
for they weren't far from land,
a hundred yards or so,
pulling along the net full of fish.
When they got out of the boat,
they saw a fire laid,
with fish and bread cooking on it.
Jesus said, "Bring some of the fish you've just caught." Simon Peter joined them
and pulled the net to shore—153 big fish!
And even with all those fish, the net didn't rip.
Jesus said, "Breakfast is ready."
Not one of the disciples dared ask, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Master.
Jesus then took the bread and gave it to them. He did the same with the fish.
This was now the third time Jesus had shown himself alive to the disciples
since being raised from the dead.
John 21:1-14, The Message
-- Chinese Proverb
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