Today’s Bible Besties devotion is about John.
That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”John 21:7
Devotion for Today
John was a simple fisherman. One day, while mending nets with his father and brother, Jesus called them to follow Him. John and his brother immediately left their father and followed their new Rabbi, Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 4:21-22).
John was just your average Jew as far as the Bible says. But lately, John has become the disciple I am most fascinated with because John didn’t see himself as just average. Instead, he saw himself as the disciple who Jesus loved.
I love that truth in all its simplicity, because it isn’t just true of John. It’s true of us, too.
In Luke 15, Jesus told this parable, “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? … Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance” (vv. 4, 7).
Can we just be honest for a minute here? We have all been lost sheep at some point in our lives.
Do you ever need that reminder?
Before we became Christians, we were just us. But then it happened… Isaiah 43:1 says, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”
John was the disciple who Jesus loved, but so are you sweet sister. Jesus left heaven to come to earth, for you.
“For God so loved the world…” and God so loved you that “…He gave His one and only Son” (John 3:16).
I think John is the most significant Bible Bestie we can make, because he knows where our worth comes from. John’s whole identity was wrapped up in Jesus. Dear sister, if you are feeling unworthy or unloved today, I encourage you to hang out with John. Let him remind you how much you are loved by Jesus.