Peter was bold and brash.
He was a rebel and a leader.
He was loyal and a visionary.
He was a failure.
He resorted to violence in the garden.
He denied his identity around the fire.
He went back to his old life when it looked like his new life following Jesus had ended in heartbreak.
He questioned everything he believed in.
He did not give up.
He did not leave his friends.
He ran to the tomb to see for himself.
He saw the risen Lord with his own eyes in the locked upper room.
He believed when Jesus came to the shore to restore the relationship.
A relationship not based on Peter’s works (or failures) but based on Christ’s work (and victory). A relationship based on God’s restoration and redemption.
“I, Peter, am an apostle on assignment by Jesus, the Messiah, writing to exiles scattered to the four winds.
Not one is missing, not one forgotten.
God the Father has his eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus.
May everything good from God be yours!” (1 Peter 1:1-2 MSG)
If you doubt God’s power to fully restore, empower, and equip you for the assignment He has redeemed you for, listen to Peter, he knows.
He knows that no matter how scattered you feel or how invisible you may be to the world around you- God has His eye on you and His Spirit in you.
May you stop analyzing all the reasons why you are not good enough and begin to be captivated in why God is.
May everything good in God be yours today.