Feed God’s Sheep
A number of the disciples had been fishing all night, but at daybreak, their nets were still empty. Discouraged, they headed toward shore when a man called out to them, “Have you caught anything?” They replied, “No,” and the man told them to cast their net on the other side of the boat. Within moments, the net was full of fish—to the point of breaking! (See John 21:3–6.)
The Lord, Who was standing on the shore, had given this instruction. When the disciples recognized Jesus, they quickly came ashore and had breakfast together. After the meal, Jesus turned to Peter and asked a series of very important questions:
“Simon . . . lovest thou me more than these? . . . Feed my lambs. . . . Lovest thou me? . . . Feed my sheep. . . . Lovest thou me? . . . Feed my sheep” (John 21:15–17).