The past 8 weeks, I’ve gone through Jennie Allen’s study, Proven, with a group of women from my church. I always look forward to Women’s Bible Study. Not only do I enjoy getting to meet new women and hearing their stories, but God always uses these studies to reveal truth to me.
During the last week of our study, we read John 21. Simon Peter and the other disciples were out fishing all night and caught nothing. Their nets were empty.
I imagine their frustration, disappointment, exhaustion, and hunger. Then, a voice from the shore says, “Friends, haven’t you any fish? … Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” (John 21:5-6a)
Some was an understatement, as they caught 153 LARGE fish. Their nets were no longer empty but filled. They had an abundance.
This man on the shore turned out to be Jesus, and not only did He fill their nets, but He invited them to join Him for breakfast. I’ve heard this story many times before, but this last detail I previously overlooked. Now, I can’t help but focus on it.
I'm an ordinary introvert who loves an extraordinary God.