Friday, May 29, 2009

Daily - 5/29/09

John 21:20-25

20 Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper and had said, "Master, who is the one who will betray you?"

21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about him?"

22 Jesus said to him, "What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me."

23 So the word spread among the brothers that that disciple would not die. But Jesus had not told him that he would not die, just "What if I want him to remain until I come? (What concern is it of yours?)"

24 It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true.

25 There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.
Here we are at the completion of John's gospel. This has a great message for all of us. Peter has been given the keys to the kingdom, he's been told to feed the sheep. He looks over at John and asks the Lord -- what's up with that guy? Jesus is very clear. That's not your concern. You follow me. Once again, we are shown that it is not up to us to know God's reasons. Sometimes He reveals them to us, and sometimes not. Our job is to follow Him.