What is Your Reaction to the Risen Lord?

That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.” – John 21:7 (ESV)


Jesus had already shown Himself to His disciples previously in chapter 20, yet Jesus chooses to reveal Himself to them again while they are fishing. Peter had already seen the risen Christ, yet he hears the words again, “It is the Lord!” and his response has not changed. This response is still very Peteresque, as he throws himself into the Sea and seeks to get to Jesus. What an amazing example from Peter. Many of us having experience the victory of Christ by faith in His death, burial and resurrection, yet our response to Christ is one of apathy and laziness. Peter does all he can to get to Jesus. What is our reaction to the risen Lord today? Is it to apathetically sit by and not care, or is it to dive into the written Word so that we may commune with the Living Word?

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