Breakfast Buddies

Saturday, October 24, 2020
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John 21:12 – Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." None of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. (NIV)

One of the things that I miss dearly at the church is our monthly men's breakfast. About a dozen of us guys get together and sit down to a delicious breakfast which two of the group carefully prepare. We typically eat well and laugh well — sometimes at the pastor's expense — and it is a great support group for all of us. Once this pandemic is over, I'll be looking forward to be sharing breakfast with those guys in the church fellowship hall.

I guess that's why I like this post-resurrection story of Jesus having breakfast with the disciples. I can imagine that after their initial shock and surprise at seeing Jesus again, they would share some laughter and light-hearted ribbing — probably at Peter's expense — in order to rebuild their ties of friendship and faith. It seemed to be important to Jesus to share this moment with His friends. I think all of us will be happy to do something similar when we get through this present crisis.

So, instead of dwelling on our current predicament, let's look forward to those food- and faith-sharing times when we will re-experience the laughter and love of friends in church together.

Prayer: Lord God, You know how much we miss our church sisters and brothers and with whom we yearn to be in fellowship. Keep us safe throughout this pandemic, and bring us to a time when we can thankfully be together with one another again. In Your holy name, we humbly pray. Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:


    Amen, John.

    Thanks, John. I always enjoy your meditations.

    Thank you, John. Fellowship with fellow Christians is so important to our lives.

    Thank you, John, for sharing this devotional with us. I too miss the camaraderie. Blessings.

    So true. Isn’t it lovely that sharing food and fellowship is so integral to Bible stories. Thank you.

    Enjoyed your devotional today John. I think we all feel this way. Zoom is okay, but to sit down together and enjoy food and fellowship with church friends would be wonderful. Take care and stay safe.

    Good morning John,
    Good words in your devotional this morning, I sure miss going to church, the singing (by others) the preaching and the fellowship. Some churches in our area are open, but my wife and I, being of advanced years and me having preconditioned medical conditions, are reluctant to go.
    Thank you for writing.

    Love it! Men need this even more than women, who seem to form groups naturally.
    The recent obituary of a faithful elder in a church I used to attend, said he never missed his ROMEO group. Retired Old Men Eating Out! Should be one in every church/neighborhood!
    Thanks once again for nourishment at the start of another pandemic day, with horrific stats worldwide. Even BC is going through a second wave that far exceeds the first!
    Blessings on you church community,

    Greetings John,
    I’m sure there are massive numbers feeling the same way you do, looking forward to the day we can reunite with our church members and celebrate a meal together. I know that is a special event I really miss these days of the “covid” virus. Our monthly luncheon following Sunday service was always well attended and the high level of conversation was very noticeable. Right now, it is important that we have patience as the Lord works to bring this pandemic to an end and we can again have close gatherings in a safe and healthy way.
    Blessings for your faithful writings,


    I am glad to hear hopefulness in your devotion. We must pray for people around the world that they may not lose hope God has his own agenda and that is when this pandemic will end.

    Thank you for you devotional.
    I keep praying that God will give success to those scientists working to develop treatments for people affected by covid, and to develop serum to protect us all, and medications to cure for those affected by covid.


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