92. Breakfast

“You’ve probably noticed,” Stan said with a smile, “that I really enjoy breakfast.”

“Yeah, I’ve noticed.”

“I think it comes from growing up on the farm.”  Stan continued.

 “When it was time for the wheat harvest, breakfast came early and was plentiful.  We needed a good start to get us going into the long day.”

Changing direction a bit, Stan added, “There’s a story in John’s gospel about an important breakfast that Jesus fixed for the disciples.”

“What was that all about?” I asked.

“It was after Jesus’ resurrection.  The disciples had gone back to fishing, caught nothing until Jesus told them where to fish, and they came ashore to see that Jesus had fixed breakfast for them. “

“Jesus had prepared a physical meal for the disciples, but He also prepares a spiritual breakfast for me every morning.”

“You can bet that none of the disciples told Jesus they weren’t hungry.  And I am never to tell Him that I am not ready to feast on what He has for me each day.”

Continuing, Stan added, “In our busy world, it’s like choosing a drive-thru quick breakfast on the way to work or wherever, rather than taking the time to sit down with Jesus and enjoy the meal He has prepared.”

“I prefer His meal with all the trimmings!”


Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.”  John 21:12.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for what you prepare for me each day and for your invitation to come and enjoy it with you.  You know how easy it is in our busy world for me to be distracted from what you have prepared.  I ask for your help in always wanting to spend the time with you enjoying what you have prepared for me.  Amen.

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