Daily Worship

The Fish

Mrs Karen Brown November 26, 2013 0 0

John 21: 13

Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ 
So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 
Jesus said to them,‘Come and have breakfast.’ None of the disciples dared ask him, ‘Who are you?’ They knew it was the Lord.  
Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 
This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.

The symbol of a fish has been used by Christians since the time of the early Church.
The ancient Greek word for fish is ΙΧΘΥΣ, pronounced Ichthus.
The initials of the word Ichthus are used as a Christian acronym of the following Greek words:
I = Jesus, Ch = Christ, Th = Theou (God's), U = Uios (Son) S = Soter (Saviour)


Fill me with your fish Lord.

You gave your disciples a fish to eat.

In our remembering come fill us with yourself.

The fish, a symbol of our faith in you. 

Pour your saving grace into the painful places 

of remembering with your healing. 

As a fish shines in the sun, its glistening scales 

radiating light and colour, we offer our remembering 

to you as a precious gift.

The fish, reminding us of the wonder of who you are.

Jesus Christ God’s Son.



By Kay Brown