Restored

Peter

Called from his fishing

Just enough faith to leave the ordinary

Perhaps curiosity about the man who called him

Possibly gnawing discontent with life as it was

Maybe an awareness of need

and just enough hope this Man could meet his need

Broken but willing

Lips acknowledged Jesus as God

Then cursed, “I know Him not!”

Forgiven, he whispers reverently

According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again

Witness to the glory of God on the mountain

Prophets, centuries in the grave, reduced to mere words on a page

 very much alive

Peter now writes with conviction

We have a living hope

through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

Eyes that saw the feet of Jesus disappear into the clouds

while promising to return this very same way

could envision the inheritance we anticipate

One that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading

kept in heaven for us

Head that felt the tongue of Spirit’s fire

knew the power that guards us

until the coming day

when like Peter

we are restored

Salvation revealed

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:3-5

This is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it.

1 Peter 5:12

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