Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?” John 21:21
As Jesus and Peter walked along the beach in conversation about God’s will, Peter turned around and saw his friend John following close behind. Maybe John just wanted to see if Jesus would talk with him also or maybe like a younger sibling he was simply eavesdropping!
When Peter saw John suddenly the question came to him that often comes to us all: “What about him? Why won’t he have to experience the same things I do? ” In love Jesus turns Peter’s focus back where it needed to be: “If I will…”
As Americans we are raised on fairness. We grow up with it in the home, we hear and see it in the media every day and it is almost written into our DNA! But our God in his grace does much better than being fair with us: He gives us His grace. What a wonderful rest will enter into the DNA of our soul once we settle the matter of grace and His will.
The matter of what others will or won’t have to do will fade away and the eyes of our heart will begin to see Jesus clearly as the true lover of our soul!
Open the eyes of my heart Lord Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You I want to see You
To see You high and lifted up Shining in the light of Your glory
by Michael W Smith