New Life

Re:Verse passage – John 21:15-25 (day six)

There’s little doubt Peter was carrying a heavy burden. He knew this moment was coming. I imagine he both longed for it and dreaded it, like a child who longs for reconciliation with a parent; longing for their nearness again, but fearful of facing what you have done, along with their disappointment.

To Peter’s surprise, his burden would be lifted, and his identity forever changed with just a few moments alone with Jesus.

The death and resurrection of Jesus assured that his identity would no longer be defined by his greatest sin, but by the very righteousness of God. Peter was given new life and a new purpose.

And so have we.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

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