Good morning!  Yesterday was Easter.  Now what? What difference will Resurrection Sunday make to Resurrection Monday? We just celebrated the greatest single event in human history yesterday.  But it’s back to work this morning.  It was sort of that way for the disciples following Jesus’ resurrection.  Those who had been fishermen by trade headed for the water.  “I am going fishing,” Peter said (John 21:3).  And with that he and several of the others took to the boat and fished until dawn.  Empty-handed and exhausted, they were urged by a stranger standing on the shoreline to try again and try something different: “Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.”  They did so and the take of fish was so great they were unable to haul them all in!  Seeing the huge catch John was tipped-off and rightly identified the stranger: “It is the Lord!” (vs.7)

It may be that the project or task you have labored so long for hasn’t come together. You have given it your all, but there has been no fruit, nothing to show for; just an empty net.  So what does the Lord have to say about it? It may be that if you ask Him He will give you the divine guidance that you need to finish the job.  Maybe it’s time for a change. Stop fishing in the same waters. Make a change. Use a different methodology or strategy.  And remember, He often uses co-workers, your boss, a client, a patient or student, a circumstance, something you hear on the radio, or something you see on T.V. or the internet to speak to us. The hope is today that as you listen to the Lord on the job and act in obedience to His revealed will, that the results and outcomes will bear such fruit that your co-workers will clearly see the hand of God and say, like John, “It is the Lord!”  Your constantly applied faith in the workplace validates the minds of co-workers about the reality of the power and resurrection of the risen Lord!

Your workplace challenge is to listen for the Lord. Look for Him to speak through any number of people or ways.  Don't be afraid of change. Embrace it! Cast the net out again today.  Hopefully it will come back full and with the intended results for which you have worked so diligently.  And even if today is not the day, remember the words of Paul written on the Resurrection of Christ: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing your work is not in vain in the Lord”  (I Cor. 15:58). Have a wonderful Monday as you cast your net on the other side!