Missing One

 There was Simon Peter, and Thomas, called the Twin, and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, also the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples.

(John 21:2, AMP)

Don’t you find this interesting? John mentions five of the seven disciples and then says “Two others.” Eventually, we know that John is one of the two but the other is not named. 

Why do you suppose this is?

John didn’t like that guy?

The other guy was shy and didn’t want his name mentioned?

He was too new to the group to be named?

Is it his brother, James?  (James and John, were Peter’s fishing partners. Luke 5:9) Is John trying to remain anonymous? If he mentions his brother, people might presume he is there as well?

Who knows? Does it make a difference in Jesus’ life and ministry? No.

I mention this because some things we want to know are a waste of time. We need to grasp the big picture that Jesus presents to us. Do you love me? Will you follow me, serve me, trust me?

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