TOPIC: THE MARK OF TRUE FOLLOWERS
TEXT: JOHN 21: 15 – 25
The disciples were embarrassed because they might have realized that Jesus caught them doing what they were not commissioned to do.
However, Jesus treated them to a wonderful breakfast which they all ate in silence, probably lost in thought about the implications of their action!
Notice Jesus’ expression of grace and mercy when He demanded Peter to answer whether he loves Him! Jesus asked Peter this question three times and to the first two questions, Peter affirmed his love for the Lord.
To these, Jesus instructed him to “feed my lambs… take care of my sheep… feed my sheep”.
Jesus wanted Peter to clearly understand that he was called to demonstrate his love for Jesus through a commitment to follow by responding in total obedience to his primary call and leave the consequences to the Lord.
We always make the mistake of undertaking another’s call and in the process become frustrated.