John 21: 15 – 25.
Peter learns a very powerful and valuable thing in these final verses of John’s gospel: no matter what we’ve done or how big we make out our failures to be, they will never be barriers that are too huge to stop Jesus working in our lives to renew and restore. Peter had denied even knowing Jesus. Even the pain and disappointment of that wasn’t enough for Jesus to give up on him. Peter knew the complete renewal and restoration of his life and relationship with Jesus, and He will do the same for us. We are, and always will be, included in the vastness of Jesus’ love. Whatever aspects of life and relationships need to be renewed and restored, Jesus will do that.