Recalling the Called

Our sermon today was based on John 21:15-25. Just when you think John has finished his Gospel at the end of chapter 20, he wants to tell us a little more. This is a beautiful passage about redemption and Jesus' great love for his disciples and us. Stalwart, steadfast Simon Peter stumbled and fell flat on his face after denying his Lord not once, but three times. 

In today's passage, Jesus reverts back to calling him just Simon and recalls his repentant follower. He asks Simon if he loves him not once, but three times. Simon Peter is fully restored. The story is a beautiful reminder of how when we fail and disappoint God, He calls us and recalls us as many times as it takes.