In John 21 following Peter’s wonderful response to run to Jesus. Jesus begins to speak to Peter around the fire. He asks him, “Peter, do you love me?” His response is, “Of course, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus, tells him to feed His sheep. Rather than get in to the intricacies of this passage, let’s look at it just at face value. He speaks to us asking that question, “Do you love me?” our response, like Peter, “of course Lord, you know I love you.” So what are we to do? Feed His sheep. Not only pastors but all of Christ’s followers, if we love Him, must be feeding His sheep and making disciples of all nations.
“And between the throne and the our living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.‘” – Revelation 5:6-11 (ESV)