Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”
Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”
– John 21:20-22
In this passage, Jesus is telling Peter that he will be required to follow in Jesus’ footsteps to a martyr’s death. Peter turns to John and asks about him. Some of us come close to death and continue on. Others die much too young. But some seem to be saved for a purpose. Those people need to heed the warnings and listen for God, to find out what that purpose is.
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