John 21:4 “Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.”

Many times we don’t recognize Jesus standing in our midst. I know that I often get so wrapped up in the circumstances that I’m facing that I miss Jesus right in front of me.

Jesus comes to find us in our dark places. He will never leave you nor forsake you. It doesn’t matter where you run to. He wont leave you there alone. Peter was trying to figure out what his life was going to be like now that Jesus was gone. And Jesus was there to help. Peter didn’t get it. Did he? Neither do I most of the time. It’s a good thing that Jesus is really patient with us.

Take a second and look at the shoreline of your life right now. Can you see Jesus standing there for you? Maybe you don’t recognize Him. The text doesn’t say that the disciples didn’t see someone standing there, just that they didn’t recognize Him. Take a closer look. He’s there. He never leaves your side. All we have to do is look with eyes of faith.

What a comfort to know that Jesus comes to find me no matter where I find myself.