Vision 2019: The Reason Why

One of Jesus’s closest followers, Peter, denied Jesus three times on the night of his arrest and crucifixion. Today, if someone denied another in such a way, it would mean the end of a relationship and a heart of resentment. However, after Jesus rose from the grave, he met Peter on a beach and asked a question of restoration three times, “Do you love me?” Each time, Peter said that he loved Jesus, and Jesus would follow his answer with a command, “feed my sheep.” The mission of God to care, shepherd, and tend to the broken is the product of restoration, where our identity is founded in Jesus and the things that he loves.