I love the Easter story about Jesus appearance on the shore of Galilee. He sees Peter and the gang offshore and asks if they caught anything. They yell ‘”no.” So He tells them to cast their nets on the other side of the boat. They do that and they catch boatloads of fish!
Only then does someone recognize that Jesus is the onshore man. At that, Peter jumps into the water and the others bring the loaded boats to shore. When they reach Jesus, He already has grilled fish and bread prepared. He says: “Come. Have breakfast.”
We refer to Jesus as the Good Shepherd or the Prince of Peace or the Bread of Life. But maybe we could also call Him the Comforting Cook.
During the days after His Resurrection the disciples were like fish out of water, trying to take in all that had happened and to figure out what to do next. Imagine the comfort that came from seeing how much Jesus loved them. Cooking is such a loving thing to do, isn’t it?
Remember people who cook for you…or treat you for breakfast or lunch sometimes.
Remember good conversations you’ve had with people around the table.
Ponder this: If you had breakfast with Jesus, what would you talk about?