January 15, 2014
Last night the moon was spectacular.
I’ve got to learn how to get better pictures of the moon at night with the clouds and all.
Read John 21:1-17 about Peter’s encounter with Jesus at the seashore after the resurrection.
More is going on in that story than a miracle or a command to see to the needs of others. Jesus is telling Peter that nothing obstructs his love. It helps to know more of Peter’s life and how just before the trial and death of Jesus Peter denied even knowing who Jesus was.
So when we read about Jesus asking Peter if he loves him, it makes more sense. Jesus was reaching through Peter’s brokenness saying:
“It’s not about you Peter, it’s never about you. It’s always about me.”
Much of our faith tends to focus on what I have to do, what I have to decide, what I have to work out, what I get out of life, what I get out of church, what I get out of relationships, what I have to do to enter the kingdom of God.
And if we would listen, Jesus is saying, “It’s not about you, it’s never about you…it’s always about Me.”