By P Chong Sunday 13 June 2010
“The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved” ~ JOHN 21:20-23
John, you were meant to be gracious
So dear and loved by Jesus
You leaned on His bosom at the Last Supper
At the cross you stood steadfast and faithfully suffered
And the care of Jesus’ mother you were entrusted
First to believe in Jesus’ Resurrection
Also first to fix in the Lord’s recognition.
Before, like brother James, you were impetuous and fiery
As “sons of thunder” you were ugly
A fisherman from Galilee, you were son of Zebedee
Who was rich & prosperous with employees
Forsaking trade and riches
You chose to be with Jesus
And credited with the Fourth Gospel precious.
The sweetest sound to any man is his name
All the more sweeter if John is your name!