Because of breakfast

When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. John 21:9

I can't help but think that Jesus smiled as he saw the boat coming to shore crammed with tired men and fresh fish. There, soon, would be a big crowd on the beach and they would be happy to see their Master. But their Master would be even happier to see them. To see one.

Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these? John 21:15

This place, this time, was more for Peter than anyone else. His failure in the events leading up to Christ's death were massive to say the least. Yet, Christ's mercy and grace were greater.

"Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” John 21:18

Jesus would produce a love in Peter, a love that would eviscerate his fear and would be displayed to the world in martyrdom. Jesus knew who Peter could become and the prince of the Apostles would abandon himself to his Master. 

Because of the cross. Because of his God's gentle restoration. Because his Savior's pursuit. Because of a night without fish and a morning with more than enough.

Because of breakfast.

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