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In John 21:11, the Bible tells us one of the most curious particulars of the New Testament.  After the resurrection of Christ, He tells His disciples to meet Him in Galilee.  They travel north.  One day Peter suddenly announces his intention to fish.  The others follow him.  They spend a completely unfruitful night fishing.  In the morning, they see a figure on the shore.  That figure asks if they have caught anything.  The disciples admit their failure, and the figure on the shore suggests casting their nets on the opposite side of the boat.  Of course, the figure is Jesus, and the disciples catch a lot of fish.  Peter impetuously dives into the water to meet his Lord.  The rest drag their catch to shore only to discover a breakfast already waiting for them.  They bring their catch onshore and count 153 fish.

Why 153 fish?  Why does John record such an obscure number?  Various reasons have been given, but none seem terribly satisfying.  It is as if God put this particular in scripture to spark our curiosity without gratifying it.  This little verse reminds me of Deuteronomy 29:29 "The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law."  God's world is filled with wonders that we may never be able to comprehend, and this makes life sparkle.

With humility, this blog will record the investigation into various things that have been revealed to us and how they apply to contemporary life.  Every aspect of life must be brought into subjection to Christ.  Thus, the discussions will probe farther than most theological thoughts.  We want to know how the particulars of life demonstrate the glories of God.  We will sit in wonder at the mysteries of God revealed in His creation and revelation.  My prayer is that through this journey we will see only Christ and the gospel.