“After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “You know I love You.” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him. Jesus repeated the question…”
When Jesus revealed Himself to the disciples, He dined with them and fellowshipped with them, just as He did before the cross. There was one disciple however, whom Jesus had a special calling for, Peter. Even before the cross Peter was commissioned by Jesus. Yet during the events of the cross and the crucifixion of Jesus, Peter denied even knowing Christ. Yet when Jesus met Peter again in the flesh, He didn’t need to reaffirm His love for Peter, but rather wanted Peter to reaffirm His love for Him. Jesus was re-building Peter’s faith by asking Him to reaffirm His love and then commissioning Him once more to be His evangelist and pastor of His church.
Sometimes when we sin, it is the guilt of the sin that causes us to forget God’s love. Yet God’s love for us never changes. What changes is our comprehension of it. Yet when Jesus approaches again, He doesn’t turn us away but rather pours out His love over us by re-confirming who we are in Him. Don’t let condemnation block your calling or misunderstand God’s love.