The Revealing of the Resurrected Lord
As we have worked through the Gospel of John there has been on overarching theme – John wants the reader to see Jesus clearly. He wants us to see Him and believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God.
One way this is emphasized is by the use of the word “reveal” or “manifest.” In chapter one John the Baptist says that He has come so that Jesus can be “revealed.” Following the miracle of water to wine John says that through this sign the glory of Jesus was “revealed.” In John 17 Jesus says that throughout His ministry He has “revealed the name of God in the world.”
Now, as we come to chapter 21, three times we are told that Jesus comes to “reveal” Himself to the disciples. This interaction between Jesus and His disciples is a chance for us to see the Lord more clearly. To see who He is and what He has called us to.