So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to Him, “Feed My lambs.” John 21:15 NKJV
Jesus gave Peter an opportunity to declare His love once for each of the three times He denied the Lord. Jesus never asked a question without already knowing the answer.
Jesus appeared to His disciples for the third time since His crucifixion. The disciples worked all night without catching any fish. Jesus tells them to cast the net on the right side of the boat. The catch is so large they are not able to pull it in.
After His death Jesus ate breakfast with His disciples. Jesus instructed Peter to serve His people. The Lord revealed to Peter the way in which his death will bring glory to God and said to Him, “Follow Me.”
Jesus asked Peter if He loved Him more than His companions. He gave Peter an opportunity to declare His love for Jesus and dedication to Him.
Jesus already knew what was in Peter’s heart. Jesus could see the love and devotion that was in Peter’s heart because He created Peter. Jesus put love and devotion for God into Peter’s heart!
I needed restoration today. I needed an opportunity to declare my love and devotion for Jesus. I needed to be reminded that the love and devotion I have for God were placed in my heart by the Lord.
I do not love Jesus because I am good or wise. My heart is not devoted to the Lord because I am righteous. Jesus created me to love Him and be devoted to Him. Jesus created me to bring glory and honor to His name.
Jesus created me to serve Him by serving His people!
God created you for the same purpose He created Peter. Jesus wants you to demonstrate your love for Him by meeting the needs of His people!
Ask Jesus to show you how your life can give glory to God. Follow Jesus wherever He leads you!
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