Dear Friend, April 2021
“He has risen, He is not here…., but go, tell His disciples AND PETER.” Mark 16:7
The resurrection of Jesus is all about freedom, life and forgiveness, but for Peter, it was about a second chance.
Have you ever wanted a second chance?
All of us could make a list of our past mistakes and regrets, places we wish we could be given just one more chance to do the right thing the right way.
The resurrection teaches us what Peter thought was impossible is more than possible. Because “He is risen,” Peter received a second chance.
I want to remind you, Peter is the one who after announcing “Lord, I would never leave you,” denies the Lord not once or twice, but three times. We can imagine how Peter must have felt. We have all experienced those feelings of shame, conviction, hurt and hopelessness when we have done things we knew were wrong, when we have said things we can’t take back.
Why didn’t the angel say to the women “Go tell the disciples and John, or Luke or James?” I think the answer is simply this: Peter needed to know, he would get a second chance to love Jesus with all his heart, soul, mind and strength.
As we approach Easter in this month of April, I challenge you to settle this issue in your life. Whatever your sin, mistake or foolish decision:
Your friend and Pastor