After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples several times. One of these appearances was on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where He cooked breakfast for them. But what did Jesus feed the disciples after His resurrection?
The answer can be found in John 21:9-13. In this passage, we see that Jesus had prepared a meal of fish and bread for His disciples. Let’s take a closer look at this passage to understand more about this meal.
The disciples had been fishing all night but had caught nothing. As morning approached, they saw a figure standing on the shore, but they did not recognize that it was Jesus.
Jesus called out to them and asked if they had any fish. When they replied that they did not, He instructed them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat. When they did so, they caught so many fish that they were unable to haul in the net.
When they arrived on shore with their catch, Jesus already had a fire going and was cooking bread and fish. He invited them to come and eat.
We don’t know exactly what kind of bread Jesus served, but it was likely a simple flatbread made from flour and water. This would have been easy to make over an open fire.
The fish that Jesus served were most likely tilapia or sardines – both common in the Sea of Galilee at that time. These would have been cleaned and cooked whole over the fire.
This meal is significant for several reasons. First, it shows us that even after His resurrection, Jesus was still concerned with meeting the physical needs of His disciples – providing them with food when they were hungry.
Secondly, this meal echoes another miraculous feeding that Jesus performed earlier in His ministry – the feeding of the 5000 with just five loaves of bread and two fish. In both instances, Jesus demonstrates His power over nature and provides abundantly for those in need.
Finally, this meal served as an opportunity for Jesus to commission His disciples for their future ministry. After they had finished eating, Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him and then instructed him to “feed my lambs” (John 21:15). This was a clear call to Peter and the other disciples to continue the work that Jesus had begun – sharing the good news of salvation with others.
In conclusion, after His resurrection, Jesus fed His disciples a meal of fish and bread on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. This simple meal was not only a demonstration of Jesus’ power and provision but also served as a commissioning for His disciples to continue spreading the Gospel message.