John was ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved’. That shows a very special regard that Jesus had for this particular disciple.
When we discover the reasons it shows the marvel of the humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus was and is still ‘human as well as Divine’ . An old chorus continues with the words ‘I want you to meet Him, I want you to greet Him, This wonderful friend of mine’. Yes, a friend of Jesus is what He considers us to be. However, John was much more than a friend. Jesus loved him more than He did the other disciples. How is that possible, we may well question. It is the only possibility when we consider some aspects of John.