Changes and a new way of living
By Larry Platner
One of the ways that we may deal with change is to seek a return to previous patterns and ways of living that we are familiar with or our own crutches, safety nets and coping mechanisms; our normality.
Such was the case for Peter and the other disciples. Apparently even though having seen Jesus they were still struggling with the change brought about by His death and resurrection and so they sought out the familiar, returning to their home in Galilee and to their former occupation of fishing.
Fortunately for them Jesus sought them out appearing on the shore, aiding their fishing and then inviting them to breakfast. He then commissioned them for a new direction in life, a new beginning, “Go and make disciples of all nations”.
When facing change do you long for a return to a previous state in life or turn to coping mechanisms? Do you sense Jesus reaching out to you, even providing for you in the midst of your doubts and your attempts to maintain normality in your life yet calling you to a new beginning?