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Jan 30, 2023

I love the story of Peter in the Bible. One minute he's a pillar of faith (Matthew 14:25-33 and Matthew 16:13-16) and next minute he's in the basement of betrayal (Luke 22:54-62). Maybe that’s why it is so easy for you and I to identify with him. Because we've all blown it at one point in time with our relationship with God and others and restoration seems impossible.

That’s why I love the last chapter of John’s gospel that contains a breakfast conversation between Jesus and Peter.

The breakfast conversation in John 21 follows the darkest chapter in Peter’s life. He had just denied he knew Jesus three times. He is wishing he could start take it all back...the guilt and shame was hanging over him. 

It's in John 21, where we see the love of Jesus to not only restore Peter but to put him back on mission. 

If you've blown it (P.S. we all have, so you're in good company) and you feel like things are hopeless, know that God's love for you is everlasting and he is eager to restore the relationship. If yo uwould like to learn more, take a few minutes and listen to Begin Again.