RE Verse reading–Hosea 11:1-11, 14:1-2 (day seven) “Jesus said, ‘Simon, son of John, do you truly love me?’ ” (John 21:16) One of the life changing realities of the resurrection is the possiblity it gives us for meaningful repentance. When Jesus questioned Peter, it was his opportunity to be restored to full guilt-free friendship after a shameful denial. I can relate! What a gift it is to be able to talk with the person we have offended–to hear the forgiveness, to see the friendship return to their eyes. It is something I never want to take for granted. He “ever liveth to make intercession for us”, says the writer of Hebrews. Perhaps He also “ever liveth to hear intercession from us”–particularly regarding our failures. When Hosea tells the people of Israel to “take words and return” (14:2) he was predicting the very privilege we now have. He is alive. We can talk with Him and be restored. Happy Easter, dear friends! He is risen!