About a hundred yards

But the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but about one hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish. John 21:8

Peter simply went out to sea again, gave it another try, because somebody says “go out to sea again.” Why didn’t he debate the command? He is a fisherman. He should know better. What could have made him tow the net once more?

“It is the Lord,” John said, and Peter’s heart burned. This is the Peter who betrayed his Lord three times. What could be going on in his head during the interval, between Jesus death and the events of his resurrection?

The same impulse which made him take to the sea again is now driving him to hug the source. His blessing is not just that they finally caught fish, but that he finally becomes the fisherman that God intentioned him to be.

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