Jesus loves us and forgives us when we do wrong.
Luke 7:48, Jesus said, "Your sins are forgiven."
Down in the Dumps!
My name is Simon Peter and I was down in the dumps again! I'd let
the Master down so badly. So I said to the disciples, "I'm going
fishing." Well, we fished all night and caught nothing!
Just as I was about to throw the net over the side in disgust, a voice
called out, "Friends, have you any fish?" "No," I growled.
His cheerful voice came back, "Throw your net over on the right side
of the boat and you will find some."
Now, I'll have you know that I'm a professional fisherman and for a moment
I saw red! The others calmed me down and we then did as He said.
You should have seen it - I couldn't believe my eyes! The
fish seemed to jump into our net. We couldn't haul the net in
because of the huge number of fish! Just then John cried, "It is
Jesus is Alive:
"Jesus is alive!" I thought and jumped right over the side into the water!
I swam to shore as fast as I could leaving the others to tow in the
heavy net. As I stood there dripping wet, I saw a fire burning with
fish roasting on it. All of a sudden I was so ashamed! But,
Jesus asked us to bring some of the fish we had caught and I was glad to
do something. When He called us to breakfast, I felt so embarrassed
when Jesus gave me some bread and fish.
After we had finished eating, Jesus asked me, "Simon, do you love me more
than these?" Twice I told Him that He knew that I was fond of Him,
and He answered, "Feed my lambs." When He asked the third time,
"Simon, do you love me?" It was too much - I felt all choked up
inside. At last I stammered, "Lord, You know all things - You know
that I love You."
Jesus Loves Us:
Jesus looked at me - full of love and compassion. All of a sudden I
knew that He had forgiven me for denying Him three times. Tears
rolled from my eyes and a great weight lifted from my heart. Later
as we walked home, I burst into song much to the amusement of the others.
But, I didnít care, I was so happy! I was forgiven!
Yes children, Jesus also loves each one of you very dearly. He knows
that you can be naughty, disobedient and cheeky. But, He is willing
to forgive you if you say sorry for what you have done. And then
like Simon Peter, you will feel good inside knowing that Jesus has not
only forgiven you, but still loves you just the same!