Swimming To My Savior

Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore. John 21: 7-8

These verses occur in Scripture just before Jesus reinstated Peter after he denied knowing Christ three times.  I love Peter’s level of enthusiasm to greet Jesus. Although he could have stayed comfortably in the boat with the other disciples, he chooses to dive into the sea and swim. I love his attitude. His actions say to me…“I can’t get to Jesus soon enough. I don’t want to wait one second longer than I have to. I refuse to delay. I will take the quickest route to Him.”

I don’t want to delay today either. I want to recognize my Savior’s voice, jump into the water, and swim to Him as fast I can!

10 thoughts on “Swimming To My Savior

  1. Lisa

    “I want to recognize my Savior’s voice, jump into the water, and swim to Him as fast I can!” Amen! May nothing get in my way or stop me from running to His Loving arms.

    Many blessings Eileen!

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  2. Tracy

    I love that the Scripture adds that he put on his tunic, and then jumped in…may I rise in the morning, prepare myself, and meet with Jesus with the same sense of urgency. He didn’t hem and haw…he readied himself and jumped out. Thought that detail was interesting…:)

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  3. Andrew Z

    This was an awesome little devotional thought for me this morning!

    Thanks so much Eileen!

    I want to be willing to put down my work and embrace Jesus. Yes yes yes!

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