There are many speculations on the meaning of the number of fish that were caught in obedience to the directions of the risen Lord. Aside from whatever it may represent, what is truly remarkable is that 153 fish were counted. Counting the provisions of God helps us appreciate what He does to a greater degree. It’s in the counting that we process and truly recognize how much He has done.

We can be so busy going from one thing to another that we don’t have time to stop and assess the blessings we walk through day by day. The best time to do so is at the end of each day, before we go to sleep. As we recount His provisions in the spiritual, emotional and natural realms, we recognize the abundance of what He has done. We are then able to trust Him in more areas where there may be a need. Our loved ones are included when we praise God, and in doing so a burst of love and joy floods our souls.

There is always something more to seek, but what we do have may be forgotten tomorrow. Today we have so much to rejoice over: what the Lord has done that we know about, and what we may not know about, blessings of what did happen and of what did not happen. If we are counting more trials than blessings, let’s take another count taking no thought for tomorrow and no regrets for yesterday, from glory to glory!

John 21:11 “Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken.”


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