Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” — John 21:12
School’s out! No church till November. Time to rest from my labors. Yet, I know myself pretty well. I will create unnecessary hoopla in my routine. In my first weekend off, I have already decluttered the bathroom, getting rid of old cosmetics, frayed towels, and cleaning all the organizers and fixtures. I do love clean, and the smell of Lysol gives me a thrill. I love the feeling of accomplishment and enjoy my home when it is super tidy and serene. But perhaps what I enjoy most about my summer routine is my quiet time with Jim in the morning. You know he is not much of a talker, but that’s okay. Just a good cup of coffee and quiet communion. In the best relationships, sometimes words are not necessary. Perhaps, that is why I love this scripture story so much.
It had been a tough morning, to be sure. Following Jesus’ death, several disciples returned to their regularly scheduled programming. They got up early, took their fishing nets, and… nothing. Not a bite. Until some guy stood on the shore and called out a weird suggestion to throw their nets in from the other side of the boat. They were desperate enough to try anything and suddenly their nets were heavy. Their work done, and Jesus’ sole response was “Come and eat breakfast.” All He’s asking is that they come join Him.
Just for today, let’s rid our mind of plans, schedules, and “to do” lists. Instead, let’s take a trip to the beach, look out upon the waves, wiggle our toes in the sand, and enjoy the moment. There will be always be work to do. For now, just be present with Him. No words. Silent communion. Right now, be still for just a moment. After all, in the best relationships, sometimes words are unnecessary. Just to be is a blessing, Linda