Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”
(John 21:7 NIV)
When the resurrected Jesus appeared again to His disciples, by the Sea of Galilee, He was recognized by the miraculous catch of fish. Just a few years earlier, they had witnessed a similar miracle (Luke 5:1-11), so John couldn’t help but exclaim, “It is the Lord!” (John 21:7). And the fact that in their later encounter with Jesus they caught 153 fish (John 21:11), tells us that it couldn’t have been anyone but God because in Hebrew, the number 153 means “I am God.” John writes, “None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord”‘ (v.12). There was no doubt in their mind that it was Jesus.
During a tea/coffee date with one of my good friends, she expressed the desire to get married and have kids. I nodded in agreement with her, but also told her that I didn’t want an ordinary story. Yes, meeting Mr. Right (for me, anyway), getting married and having kids would be a lovely story, but I also want God to do something so great in my life that anyone who hears about it will know that it was His doing. I want my life story to point others to God and bring Him glory, a story which only He can write.
God longs to be a part of your life story so others will know Him.