Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted)
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
—Psalm 103:10-12, KJV
What a sad tragedy when Peter denied Christ. The disciple who spent precious time with the Savior even cursed and said he did not know the Lord Jesus.
Yet less than 100 days later, he preached powerfully on that historic day of Pentecost when the New Testament church was birthed and 3,000 people were born again.
The book of John shows Jesus’ response to Peter after the disciple denied the Savior. The Lord did not reject Peter; instead, Peter saw Jesus on the shore from the boat. Jesus was busy cooking Peter’s breakfast. Peter jumped into the water, and rushed over to Jesus. He was surprised to see Jesus cooking for him.
Why did Jesus cook breakfast for Peter? In Jewish custom, meals reconciled people with one another. A meal said, “I accept you.”
Read John 21:15 during your devotional time today. You will see that Peter was totally accepted and forgiven by the Lord. Then the anointing came mightily upon Peter as he received Christ’s fellowship and words.
Likewise, the anointing will come upon you, as you remain in fellowship, abiding with the Lord, spending time in His presence.
A Prayer for Today:
Lord, it is with a grateful heart that I come to You today. I owe everything to You. You made me. You created this world and everything in it. I’m thankful that You loved me when I was unlovable, and you died on Calvary’s cross for all my sins. I live and breathe today because of You. I serve You today because I know that if You can work so mightily in my life, You can save and use anyone, anywhere. My life may not be what I might have imagined, yet I know it is so much better than anything I could have planned—all because of You. Thank You for considering me precious in Your sight. May I spread that depth of love to others as I seek to make a difference both now and for all eternity. I love You deeply. I pray this in Your Name, Amen!