John 21 concludes the Gospel of John with an account of the resurrected Jesus speaking with His disciples.
25. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
John 21:25, KJV
(the concluding words of the Gospel of John)
After the death of Jesus, I can see the disciples gathered together, at the sea of Tiberias, clueless as to what they should do.
The disciples received an invitation to dinner! When they first reached the resurrected Jesus, it seemed as though they were dumbstruck.
When a dear loved one is leaving us, think of how important those final words are to us. I wonder how many times Simon Peter thought back on these words from the Lord and regretted his actions?
Peter's concern was about his fellow disciple, John, but Jesus reminded Peter that our chief concern should be in our own relationship with our Lord, rather than others.
The Gospel of John is one of my favorite books, so it is with a certain sense of sadness that I come to the end of these devotions. What is it that makes this book such a favorite of ours?
First, the Gospel of John is the best book to read when one is trying to understand the basics of the Christian life. Both the 3rd and 4th chapters of John are rich with meaning as Christ discusses the meaning of life, and the meaning of spiritual life with both the woman at the well and Nicodemus.
Second, how can one not be filled with joy when considering such chapters as the 10th and 14th chapters? First, we understand that Christ is our Shepherd, and oh, what care He takes for us, His sheep, and then we understand that, even now, Christ is in heaven preparing a place for us.
I hope you are richly blessed from these devotions from the book of John, and that you will grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
God Bless You,