More Than These!

(John 21:15)

“So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Son of Jonas, LOVEST THOU ME MORE THAN THESE? He said unto him, yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee.”

Jesus spoke these words to Peter one night around a campfire after an all-night fishing trip. What did Jesus mean when he said, “more than these?” More than your friends, your family, the other disciples your nice fishing boats, all your rods, tackle boxes, baits, nets, your lifestyle. When Jesus asked Peter this question it stirred the one thing that Jesus is after the most in our lives, “THE ALL” in our hearts. (Matthew 22:37) “You shall love the Lord your God with (all) your heart, with (all) your soul, and with (all) your mind.” When Jesus has our (all) that is in our lives we experience a real walk with him.

No matter how much we know, how much we do, how much we talk, or how much we work to show that we have a great relationship with Christ; if we don’t love Jesus with all our hearts all our works don’t count for a thing.

People respond to Jesus when he is real in lives and churches.

We need to experience Jesus in 3-D!(We saw the new Spiderman movie a few months ago in 3-D, I wasn’t too excited about the movie, about a man jumping from building to building in a suit with a web coming out of his hand acting like a spider. I know what you’re thinking you (Old Scrooge), but when we got in and they give us our 3D glasses the movie started. It felt so real; I imitated Spiderman all the way to the car! The same should be true in our relationship with Jesus, when we love Jesus “more than these,” we should feel excited and Jesus should be real and we should imitate him in our lives. If Jesus himself looked us in our eyes and asked LOVEST thou more than these, what would our answer be? Does Jesus have our (all) today? Jesus gave his life (his all) because of his great love for us. Can we do any less than love him “more than these?”