On the night of Jesus’ arrest, Peter denied Jesus — three times! In spite of Peter’s lack of loyalty, Jesus extended an invitation of mercy to him and said, “Come and dine.”
There on the shores of the Sea of Galilee after His resurrection, Jesus came to Peter and prepared a table of restoration. Can you imagine what was going through Peter’s mind? Guilt and gladness, fear and fascination, wonder and worship — a kaleidoscope of emotions! He could not believe that he was being invited to the table of the One he had deserted just days before. And not only was he being invited but restored!
The depth of Jesus’ covenant love is not exhausted when we sin. There is forgiveness and restoration.
Read this account of restoration in John 21:4-19. Rejoice over God’s plan of restoration for your life.