Four times in John’s gospel, he refers to himself as “the disciple Jesus loved.” Obviously he felt so loved and secure in his relationship with Jesus! And at the Last Supper, he occupied the privileged and intimate position on Jesus’ right side.
But when Jesus appears to John in Revelation 1:12-18 (especially verse 17), John faints dead away!
One thing I love about Jesus is how He, the blazingly glorious King of Kings and Eternal God who can destroy His enemies with the breath of his mouth, is also my caring and compassionate Friend who has chosen me to be His and who concerns Himself with the details of my life. But as I enjoy this delightful companionship, I need also to fall at His feet in awe and worship.