Failure never has to be the final word on our life. Peter failed Jesus. To fail Jesus can be bad enough, but for Jesus to then look directly at you after failing had to be overwhelming. Peter wept bitterly. Nevertheless, Peter’s failure and his restoration became a defining moment.
Peter made a defining decision to follow Jesus. Peter heard the teaching and preaching of Jesus, witnessed the miracles of Jesus, and walked with Jesus as part of His inner circle. Peter wasn’t a perfect follower, but he was an authentic man who sought to live out God’s will for his life and follow Jesus. […]
Jesus commissions us to GO! That is part of the reason that you are here. You are His ambassador to a world that desperately needs Him.