Camila and Diego are a young couple from Brazil with a sixteen month old baby boy. They invited me over to share Easter Sunday dinner with them and some of their friends. It was a blessing to join them.
Camila cooked some delicious food she called Cod. It was fish with potatoes and other veggies. It was so good that I had two plates. Double blessing she sent some home with me. 🙂
Before we ate, Camila shared that the food was her grandfather’s favorite and that she wanted to share it with us. She also shared with us that Easter Sunday is a day her family gets together for lunch, but since she is here she cannot meet with her family, so she wanted to share the dinner with us. As she shared, her eyes teared up.
My response upon hearing that was, “eu estou feliz estar que com voce minha irmazinha.” I am happy to be here with you little sister.
The other guests were a married couple, wife from Brazil and husband from Ukraine, their two children, and a dating couple the man from the USA and the woman from Brazil.
As we ate the wonderful fish dish, I thought about another meal with fish. We read about in John chapter 21.
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.
Jesus had a breakfast of fish and bread with his disciples after his resurrection. The significant thing that happened during that breakfast was Jesus restoring Peter in front of the other disciples. Peter had denied Jesus three times just as Jesus predicted. That morning of the breakfast, Jesus asked Peter three times, “do you love me.” When Peter would answer yes, Jesus would then say, “then feed my sheep,” meaning take care of my followers.
When we fail, when we falter, Jesus is faithful to restore us. He does not abandon us when we fail, He does not give up on relationship with us when we mess up. He is ever faithful to us.
How was your Easter Sunday?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.