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Mat 17:1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;

Mat 12:48-50 But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” 49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”

We may have wondered why our Lord had circles of fellowship. He always had an inner circle with whom He closely interacted with, like Peter James and John. The next circle is the other disciples and then those with whom His Father’s desire will be fulfilled. Why He had this different circle of fellowship? Is it because He shows partiality or His sovereignty or is there something we can all learn from His approach.
God’s sovereignty is always explained in the scripture. Whatever He does, He explains why He did that through His prophets and His servants. He is not a God who shows partiality. That means there is something in store for us to learn so that we can be in His inner circle of fellowship.

How much we love Him – John loved Him much and in that love, He had the boldness to lean on the Lord’s bosom. Loving Him always with the first love will enable us to lean on His shoulder, ask Him very difficult question, and find answers for it. When we take that extra step, we land in the inner circle.