Like Peter at the Sea of Tiberias
we meet the resurrected Lord
and then return to
We mend our nets and go fishing.
Yes we saw him, but is life really changed?
And anyway a man has to work!
For Peter: A fruitless night closes
when at a word the nets are full.
Jesus there and wants to breakfast with him.
Three times he asked,
“Do you love me?”
Peter says yes, and is
trice commissioned to
Feed Christ’s sheep.
The three times weren’t lost on Peter–
who had three times denied Christ before his cross.
But in that moment, Peter knows he’s fully accepted and loved
that Jesus is not done with him yet
and there is more for him to do.
We do love you, help our un-love!
Transform our lives from the-way-we-were
to your true image-bearers.
Commission us to your service
despite our poor catch records.
Thank you that you are not finished