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The Naked Disciple

In the Gospel according to John, we learn a couple interesting facts about the disciples. In John 21:7, “The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea.” For starters, John must be grappling with a deep sense of insecurity, because he chooses the title The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved.” For two, Peter is fishing naked. Which is strange in itself, but he gets dressed to jump into the water. Can you imagine if I went to our local pool stark naked and then got dressed to get into the pool? For one I would be arrested. For two, that walk to the pool would be cold and embarrassing. Yet, John finds the need to out Peter for his public nudity. Maybe Peter didn’t want tan lines. Maybe he had a bad rash that needed to breathe.

Despite Peter’s nudity, Jesus takes the time to restore this beloved disciple. What in your life needs to be restored?

The Naked Disciple.

Let go of the Balloon.

Embracing the Resurrection