When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”
John 21:15 (NLT)

Peter had been on quite a ride. He was a deeply devoted follower of Jesus Christ. He went with Jesus to the garden, the night the Lord was betrayed, and was shook to the core. Instead of rescuing Christ from the hands of those who sought to kill Him, he denied that he knew Jesus three times. This was after He told Christ, “Even if the others forsake you, I will not.” So His Lord gets crucified and even though Jesus has risen from the dead, Peter is still perplexed. He tells the other disciples that he was going back to fishing. It was there, on the beach, that the resurrected Christ met Peter and lovingly asked him, “Do you love me more than these?” Jesus’ statement begs the question, “What exactly are the “these?” Some say it meant, “Do you love me more than the occupation of fishing and all that it brought with it?” Others say it meant, “Do you love me more than you love these other disciples?” Still others say that the meaning was, “Even though you denied me after you said you would not, do you still think you love me more than the other disciples do?” I am not sure which interpretation makes the most sense. I only know that Jesus asks the same of you and me. What do we love? What stands in our way of completely and utterly surrendering ourselves to Him? What “these” do we wrestle with? Today, love Jesus. Come to Him, surrender, let nothing stand between you and your utter devotion to Him. He is asking, what will your answer be?

Dear Jesus, I love You. Help me love You more, more than any “these things” that get in my way. Today, I commit my heart and my life to You.


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About Ronald

I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
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