He Loved Them
One of my most favorite scenes of the four gospels is found in John 21.
Remember the disciples, who had fished all night without success.
Remember how One, waited on shore. Watching.
He knew that their interest, their hope, their desire was to fill their nets. He was completely aware of their empty nets, their empty stomachs, their empty hearts.
So He waited on the shore, until they saw Him there.
Then he offered direction, "Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find." (John 21:6)
And afterward he offered warmth, "As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread." (John 21:9)
From the new curriculum, Come, Follow Me, we read, "He loved them, prayed for them, and continually served them. He found opportunities to be with them and to express His love. He knew their interests, hopes, and desires and what was happening in their lives." (click here for more information...Teaching the Gospel in the Savior's Way)
This afternoon we played a game.
We tried to come up with as many examples as we could that showed moments in the Saviors life when He did one of those six things. We thought of Lazarus and when He prayed for Peter among many others.
What moments can you remember? Think through the lessons of the four gospels with that in mind. What teaching moments would you like to study that might help you better understand this lesson?
Perhaps you could list them here in the comment section as you think of them. Your ideas could become a suggestion for those who would like to study this topic in more depth.