Friday, April 10, 2015

It's still Easter...don't put your hat away!

"And none of the disciples dared to ask him, 'Who are you?' Because they realized it was the Lord."
John 21:12
Sometimes, it's easy to spot Jesus in a situation, like the kind woman on my flight a couple of weeks ago.  Jesus stands out like a sore thumb in some situations--the passerby stopping to help a stranded motorist, a warm hand to hold while waiting in the ICU, the encouraging voice on the other end of the phone, just when you need it.  Jesus isn't always mysterious in his presence! When the disciples are fishing and catch nothing, they see someone on the shore and squint to make out who it is.  The figure hollers to them to cast the net out the right side of the boat and the fishermen can't pull the net in, it is so full of fish.  Sometimes, Jesus is just that obvious in the situations of our lives.  We can see Jesus in the miracles.  So, it is the miracles we need to remember when we squint and can't see Jesus...the times we may feel sad and alone and keep pulling up empty nets.  Those difficult days, we are called to remember the easy days of recognizing Jesus on the shore with a fire going.  We will have both experiences of Jesus through our journeys. Our experience of one will help us through the other.  Blessings on your continuing Easter weekend! (It's still Easter!)  Love, heidi

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