“After this, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples by the Sea of Galilee. He revealed himself in this way.” John 21:1
Dear Lord Jesus, This one word captures my heart: “again.” For three years you essentially taught your disciples the same truths always taking them further up and further into your Word. For three years you appeared to them again and again, taught them again and again. And even after your resurrection when one appearance should have proved the point, you appeared to them repeatedly to make it overwhelmingly clear to them. Again and again. Jesus don’t give up on me. Don’t give up on this world. Keep coming to me by your and sacrament to prove to me convincingly that you are who you say you are. Keep sending your people into this world to show yourself again and again to those who do not yet know you are alive. Don’t give up on me and don’t give up on the world. Send your Spirit and come to gather people to yourself. Amen.