In John 21 Jesus has already risen from the dead.  Some of the disciples had been fishing and were discouraged from catching nothing all night long.  Jesus then appears on the shore but the disciples do not recognize Him.  He tells them to cast the net again and this time they catch so many fish they can hardly pull them into the boat.  When this happened, John realized it was Jesus on the shore and said ‘it is the Lord.’  In verse 7 we are told, “Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.”

    Now that’s excitement!  No waiting for the boats to be rowed to the shore.  The only thing that crossed his mind was to get to Jesus as fast as possible so he jumped in and swam as fast as he could to get to shore.

    This is how we should react.  Our excitement should be beyond containment when we consider our life with Him.  Merely the thought of Him should put us into a state of permanent, euphoric excitement.

Published by Ray Richards