When Simon Peter realized that it was the Master, he threw on some clothes, for he was stripped for work, and dove into the sea. John 21:7b (TM)
When Peter realized that the resurrected Jesus was there before him, his immediate reaction was to be with him. He couldn’t wait to be with Jesus – even if that meant diving head-long into the Sea and swimming to shore.
How anxious am I to be with the Master? Am I so anxious to be present with Jesus? I admire Peter’s spirit. Loaded down with the tasks and cares of my every day labor, I think I’m more like the others who take their time finishing things up so I can row to shore. I want to have Peter’s heart – desiring, above all else, to be with God as quickly and as much as I possibly can.