Can you guess what it is?
When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.” – John 21:9-14 (ESV)
Making breakfast for others. It’s a commonly overlooked spiritual practice.
When I say ‘overlooked spiritual practice’, I don’t mean that people don’t cook breakfast. Of course they do. What I mean is that people don’t always connect the dots. At the core, making breakfast for others is really about serving them. Breakfast just happens to be how Jesus serves his disciples this time. (Prior to breakfast, he had just served them by dying on a cross and resurrecting from the grave, so that their sins could be forgiven and they could have eternal life with God.)
In big ways and in small ways, Jesus serves.
Point: serving other people – even through the seemingly regular, mundane, every day activities like cooking breakfast – is holy. It’s Christ-like. It’s good and loving. It honors God. And it’s a practical and simple way for any of us to love our neighbor and serve them.
Want to be more like Jesus? Cook breakfast for your family, friends, and other people. Serve people, in big ways and in small ways.
…But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Jesus Christ (Mark 10:43-45 ESV)