But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. John 21:4
Peter felt defeated, he denied his Lord three times and believed Jesus was dead. Not to mention the disciples were in hiding, for fear of being killed also by the Romans. So Peter didn’t know what else to do with his life at this point, so he returned to what he knew best, he went fishing.
Did you ever feel this way? Did you ever feel like you failed and let God down? Feel like he would never accept you again? This is exactly how Peter felt at this moment but our Gods mercy endures forever.
(John 21:5) “He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered”
What the disciples didn’t realize was Jesus was the man standing on the shore calling out to them. See Peter thought Jesus would be done with him, when in fact the opposite, Jesus came back looking for them including Peter.
Jesus will never leave us or stop loving us. We may think we messed up for the last time, but Jesus mercy is everlasting. He will always love you just as he did Peter.
(Hebrews 13:8) “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Your relationships with people might change on a daily basis, but one thing you can count on is your Lord Jesus Christ always remains the same. He stands on his promises with mercy and love. You know in this life there are a lot of “fair weather” friends but Jesus is the “all weather” friend, he will stick by you thru the storms and the sunshine.
(John 21:17) “The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”
Jesus message to Peter and the disciples was “ Feed my Sheep” What did he mean by this? He was telling his disciples to spread the gospel of Christ throughout the world. As it’s written we can’t live on bread alone but the bread of the word of God.
See we can physically feed our bodies but still be sick, we need to spiritually feed our bodies with the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ. It’s your time to dust yourself up, Jesus still loves you and he needs you to “Feed his Sheep” in Jesus name Amen