After the resurrection of Jesus, the disciples were left with a lot of questions. One of these questions was what they should do next. They were unsure about their future and what their role would be in spreading the message of Jesus.
Many of the disciples were fishermen before they met Jesus, so it’s no surprise that they turned to fishing as a way to occupy their time and perhaps find some clarity about their future. But where did they go fishing?
According to the Gospel of John, after Jesus’ resurrection, seven of his disciples went fishing in the Sea of Galilee. The Sea of Galilee is a freshwater lake located in northern Israel and is also known as Lake Kinneret or Lake Tiberias.
The disciples who went fishing were Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, James (son of Zebedee), John (the brother of James), and two other unnamed disciples. They fished all night but didn’t catch anything.
In the morning, a man appeared on the shore and asked if they had caught any fish. When they replied that they hadn’t, he told them to cast their net on the right side of the boat. When they did this, they caught so many fish that they couldn’t haul in the net.
It was then that John recognized that the man on the shore was actually Jesus. He exclaimed to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Peter then jumped out of the boat and swam to shore to see Jesus.
When they all arrived on shore, Jesus had prepared breakfast for them with bread and fish. This was when Jesus reinstated Peter as a disciple after he had denied him three times before his crucifixion.
This story can be found in John 21:1-14 in the New Testament.
In conclusion, after the resurrection of Jesus, his disciples went fishing in the Sea of Galilee. They didn’t catch anything until Jesus appeared on the shore and told them to cast their net on the right side of the boat. This miraculous catch of fish led to a reunion with Jesus and a reaffirmation of Peter’s role as a disciple.