Sunday is Coming! “What if you could meet him one more time?” John 21:1-19, Easter 3C

“Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus” (John 21:4)

What if you could meet him one more time?

What would you do?

What would your reaction be if you could see him – after? – after you left him; after his death; after your friends told you he was alive; after going to the place where they buried him but the tomb was empty; after you thought  you saw him again, but it now just feels like a dream?

What would you do if you thought you saw him after you got back to work; after you got back to normal; after you got back to life…to life…after?

What would you do if you thought you saw him on the beach while you were fishing from your boat on the lake?

What if you thought you saw him wave?

What if he was calling to you; asking if you caught any fish?

What if you saw him build the fire?

Would you consider it might really be him?

Would you shrug it off?

Would you try to ignore him?

Would you tend to the abundant catch that seemed to only appear once you saw him?

Would you stare?

Would you show him to others?

Would you ask if they saw him too?

What if you could meet him one more time?

Would you dive off the boat?

Would you leave everything behind?

Would you swim as fast as you could?

Would you keep you eyes fixed on him?

What would you do when you got to the shore?

Would you run to him, call to him and wave your arms to get his attention?

Would you stand in front of him in spite of yourself and the guilt you carry?

Would you embrace him when you saw him?

Would you confess, “I can’t believe it is you!”?

Would you say, “I am so glad to see you!”?

Would you tell him how much you love him?

What would you do when he smiled?

Would you smile back?

Would you cry?

Would you listen to what he had to say?

Would you do what he told you?

Would you ever look back again?

What if you could meet him one more time?

Come and see.

PGS

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