The disciples were on the Sea of Galilee when they heard Jesus call out from the shore, and when they reached the beach they saw the most extraordinary sight. Jesus was cooking! He told them, “Come and eat breakfast” (John 21:12). Shouldn’t the roles be reversed? Jesus had just ripped the gates of hell off their hinges. He’d made a deposit of grace that forever offsets our debt of sin. He, the unrivaled Commander of the Universe, wore the apron?
Even more, he has yet to remove it. He promises a feast in heaven at which “he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them” (Luke 12:37). Can you imagine the sight? Someone asks, “Has anyone seen Jesus?” “Yes, he’s on the other side of the banquet room serving iced tea.” This is how happiness happens.