Dec 24

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Dec 24 At daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach, though they did not recognize him. He called out, “Children, have you any fish?” They answered, “No!”

He said, “Drop your net3 to the right hand and youll catch.” When they did, they caught so many they couldnt pull in the net. Then the disciple whom4 Jesus loved told Peter, “Its the Lord!” On hearing this, Peter, who was naked, put on his coat and jumped into the water. The others remained in the boat and headed for the shore, about one hundred yards away, pulling a net full of fish. When they landed, they saw a coal fire with fish on it, and bread.

Jesus said, “Bring some of your fish.”

Simon Peter went and pulled to land the net full of one hundred and fifty three large fishes, yet the net did not tear. Jesus said, “Come to breakfast.” No one dared ask who he was for they knew it was the Lord. He served them the bread and fish. This was the third time he appeared to the disciples after his resurrection.