Re:Verse passage – John 21 (day five)
In the middle of restoring Peter, Jesus has amazing words of comfort and clarity for His followers and those who would lead them. It’s the pronoun Jesus uses when He commissions Peter (My). Jesus leaves no doubt or confusion about the ownership and belonging of His sheep. They/we belong to Jesus. There is such security and confidence in His statement. We belong to Him. He takes this facet of our relationship with Him seriously. So much so, that He provides under-shepherds to feed and lead His sheep. But, make no mistake, the sheep belong to Christ. What joy! What Peace! What encouragement! To rest in the knowledge and understanding that we belong to Jesus!