[I very seldom get visual pictures, but this haiku is the result of one. In church the Sunday after I had written this, the sermon referred to Jesus taking the initiative in respect of  Peter’s restoration. I think it’s often the same in Salvation. Sometimes God takes the initiative by sending the right person to one, or by allowing some misfortune to come to us. Personally, I am so thankful that he sent the right person to me; this person has become like family.]

I stumbled Godwards:
On the cross already God
Was rushing to me!

Luke 15:20 So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way from home his father saw him, and his heart went out to him; he ran and hugged his son and kissed him.
For the full context click: http://niv.scripturetext.com/luke/15.htm

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
(For the full context click: http://niv.scripturetext.com/romans/5.htm

You can read the details of Peter’s denials of Jesus in John 18
http://niv.scripturetext.com/john/18.htm

You can read of Peter’s restoration in chap 20. (And you can understand why Peter was so keen to get to the tomb as well.)
http://niv.scripturetext.com/john/20.htm

Jesus took the initiative. Jesus restored. In God’s economy “broken” is NOT the same as “useless”!

 

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