"20Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?" (John 21:19-20)
Jesus has risen.
He is in His glorified body.
He restored Peter privately (1 Corinthians 15:5), then Jesus restored this leader of the early church publicly.
Jesus then exhorted him "Follow me."
Now, you will notice that Peter stopped looking at Jesus and started looking at John, "the disciple whom Jesus loved."
What was John doing? He was following Jesus!
Among some Christians, I hear a great deal of emphasis on the fact that we need to follow Jesus. They usually indicate with this statement that we need to do more for Him, that we need to strive to be like Him.
Yet we see in John, the Beloved disciple, that he simply practiced Jesus' love for him. He knew, He grew in his knowledge of Jeuss' love for him!
The very prayer that Paul prayed for the Ephesians, the same church which had the greatest revelation of God's love out of all the churches whom Paul had written to.
If we really want to follow Jesus, we need to practice Jesus' love for us.
The more that we understand how much He loves us, the more that we will want to be with Him, to go where He wants us to go, to do the things that He wants us to do!
Do you want to follow Jesus? Know more and more about how much He loves you!