Taken from John 20:2.
“Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” John 20:2 (NKJV).
The “one that Jesus loved” is what was said about the Apostle John. Yes, that is what he was known by.
This isn’t to say that Jesus loved him more than the others. This might have looked that way because John was seen sitting close to Jesus with his head upon His chest. This was the position that John chose for himself to be close and “in love” with Jesus, the position of intimacy or closeness.
This position of intimacy is open to all of believers in Christ Jesus if we take it for our lives deep in our heart the truth that surely we are the one that Jesus loves. One who responds to the love of Jesus in a way that enables Jesus to be able to pour out His love in a tangible way is truly the one who Jesus loves, as I say this position is open to all.
Many are called to it but only a few are chosen to go all the way into the place of becoming His bride. The LORD is knocking upon our hearts for us to open up to Him to have deep and loving communion with Him. For some this comes as they mature in Him as they long to have more of Him in their lives, where they grow up from a babe in Christ to be His loving and faithful bride.
I pray that whoever reads this that you will receive the invitation to go deeper with Jesus to develop a relationship where you walk as one with Him where He is able to live His life through you.
For surely deep is calling unto deep at the sound of His waterspouts. Yes, we are to allow every situation that we go through to draw us closer to Him, to develop a deeper trust in Him, and to receive the grace to be able to die out and allow Jesus to live His life through us. In Jesus name I pray.
~ Yolanda Ballard
Yolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at the Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before the Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.