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It’s April 30; Good Morning Union

Monday, April 30th, 2012

WDJS #101

“Feed My sheep.” John 21:17

To the Peter who denied Jesus a few “commands” ago, and then swam to meet him in yesterday’s GMU, Jesus offers my next indicator of WDJS. “Peter do you love me?”

“Oh yes Lord, I love you.”

“Feed my lambs.”

Then a little later in the meal, “Peter are you sure you love me?”

“Absolutely Lord.”

“Take care of my sheep.”

And a little later still, “Peter, are you really sure you love me?”

Peter was hurt after the third rendition of the same questions. “Yes Lord, I REALLY do love you.”

“Feed my lambs.”

Maybe because Peter denied him three times, Jesus gave him three times to correct it. Maybe just to make a point that the greatest indicator of my love for Jesus is my willingness to take care of His family (aka Sheep). That’s what Jesus did while He was on this earth, and now He asks Peter, and I believe all the rest of us, to “follow Him,” by doing the same thing. “Follow Me, by loving my ‘sheep.’” That’s was His “command” to Peter and I think it’s His command to me too.

Have a great day illustrating your love for Jesus by caring for His children,
Pastor Rich

Success on your tests!
Pastor Rich