Posted by: Cathi Brese Doebler | January 10, 2017

Morning Blessings

Some people are early risers, and some would rather sleep in. Regardless of the way you like to wake up, there can be blessings in your morning experience. On a day that is not as busy, a blessing I love is having a cup of tea at a slower pace. I also love mornings when I find time to do bible reading, and when I glance outside to see the beauty God has created for some time before getting to my list of items for the day.

Sometimes we do things for others to make their mornings more joyful or welcoming. Maybe we make someone coffee or tea. Maybe we surprise someone with breakfast in bed. Maybe we leave a note and at the end tell them we love them.

On one particular morning, Jesus had a surprise blessing for His disciples. What a way to wake up! Good advice and breakfast on the beach served by the Risen Lord Himself!

The story is below…may your day, whether you are reading this in the morning, afternoon, or night, be blessed as well.

John 21:4-14

Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”

“No,” they answered.

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.


  1. I love this Cathi, I, too, appreciate a morning ritual when I can spend time reading my Bible, praying, and being in awe of the wonder of all of life, even the parts that confuse of frustrate me.

    And the scripture about casting your nets on the right side of the boat was the encouragement I needed 7 years ago to start my own business; to listen to what the Lord was telling me to do and a path to reap true abundance.

    Thank you!

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