COME AND EAT

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John 21:1-14 NASB

After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way. Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will also come with you.” They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.

But when the day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.

So Jesus said to them, “Children, you do not have any fish, do you?” They answered Him, “No.”

And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.” So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.

Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and threw himself into the sea. 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. So when they got out on the land, they saw a charcoal fire already laid and fish placed on it, and bread.

Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have now caught.”

Simon Peter went up and drew the net to land, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples ventured to question Him, “Who are You?” knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and the fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead.

 

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Come and have breakfast, come dine with me. Come… come… come…

Come then, thou Prophet of the Lord,
Thou great Interpreter Divine,
Explain thine own Transmitted Word;
To Teach, and to Inspire is Thine,
Thou only canst Thyself reveal,
Open the Book, and loose the Seal.

Whate’er the ancient Prophets spoke
Concerning Thee, O Christ, make known,
Sole Subject of the Sacred Book,
Thou fillest all, and Thou alone;
Yet there our Lord we cannot see,
Unless thy Spirit lends the Key.

Now, Jesu, now the Veil remove,
The Folly of our Darken’d Heart,
Unfold the Wonders of thy Love,
The Knowledge of Thyself impart;
Our Ear, our inmost Soul we bow;
Speak, Lord; thy Servants hearken now.

Make not as Thou wou’dst farther go,
Our Friend, and Counselor, and Guide,
But stay, the Path of Life to shew,
Still with our Souls vouchsafe t’ abide,
Constrain’d by thy own Mercy stay,
Nor leave us at our Close of Day.

Come in, with thy Disciples sit,
Nor suffer us to ask in vain,
Nourish us, Lord, with Living Meat,
Our Souls with Heavenly Bread sustain;
Break to us now the Mystic Bread,
And bid us on thy Body feed.

Honor the Means Ordain’d by Thee,
The great Unbloody Sacrifice,
The deep Tremendous Mystery;
Thyself in our inlighten’d Eyes
Now in the Broken Bread make known,
And shew us Thou art all our own.

—Charles Wesley, 1707-1788, Hymns for our Lord’s Resurrection, #6

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