John 21:20-22 (NLT)
20Peter turned around and saw the disciple Jesus loved following them--the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, "Lord, who among us will betray you?" 21Peter asked Jesus, "What about him, Lord?" 22Jesus replied, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You follow me."
After the resurrection of Jesus, He appeared to the disciples on the shore. They hurried there where Jesus prepared for them breakfast. Jesus once again asked Simon Peter if he loved Him 3 times. Peter was grieved as usual by Jesus response instead of looking how he could relate to Jesus. Then he saw John approaching and Peter asked Jesus, if he was the one who was going to betray him? Jesus replied that it was between Him and John, just as His relationship with Peter was between Him and Peter. Jesus looked at Peter and reminded him to follow Him.
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection (Phil 3:10). My hope is in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, true God and true man, crucified for my sins, raised from the dead and seated upon his throne. My trust is in God and not in mankind. God will never disappoint me. My hope is in him: Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:4-5 NIV) Is this how you feel about God and Christ? Do you really want to know them and place your faith in them? There is a hymn that says, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace. Jesus said follow Him. If we keep our eyes on Him and follow Jesus we can avoid many of the pitfalls of temptation and sin. Pray Jesus will help you to keep your eyes on Him. Pray that you may be able to follow on His paths of righteousness. Know that God is your hope, your salvation, and your trust. Praise God for His son the risen Jesus Christ.