Peter shows interest in knowing the future of the disciples, specifically questioning Jesus about John. Jesus responds, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?” (vs 22a).
However I find Jesus’ second response key in how Peter should be living his life. Jesus says, “As for you, follow Me” (vs 22b). This simple command shifts Peter’s concern from the future of others, to the direction of fixing his eyes on Jesus.
In order to take hold of our church vision, “In your going, make disciples”, I am reminded that making disciples and caring for others starts with following Jesus. From allowing Jesus to lead me, I am then able to understand and activate His will in my life.
God, I thank You that despite my weaknesses and faults, You promise to lead me when I follow You. Please help me to fix my eyes on You each day, and fulfill the will You have for my life. Amen.
Written by Laura Samperi