[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

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.)

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