With Christ’s resurrection, he poleaxed the devil and turned every grave into short-term housing. Heaven’s angels were ready to celebrate, but the party would have to wait. Jesus wanted to cook fish tacos for his friends. He wanted to restore the heart and ministry of Peter. He perceived the layers of guilt and shame on the heart of his friend. Christ restored Peter with three personal commissions: “Feed My lambs,” “Tend My sheep,” and “Feed My sheep.” Jesus had work for Peter to do. The apostle was discouraged but not disqualified.
Have your fumbles and stumbles left you questioning your place in God’s plan? If so, let this story remind you that Christ is not finished with you either. Jesus went on a search-and-rescue mission for Peter, and he will do the same for you.