God Loves and Restores Us
Read: John 21:15-17
We come to Impact with a lot of different expectations. We come with a lot of different experiences and a lot of history that may make us feel unworthy to share the love of God with others. But this week, we come together as a community of people who are have known joy and sorrow, confidence and doubt, courage and fear. We come together as a community of people that God loves, God forgives, and God helps.
In the passage from John, Jesus offered Peter forgiveness for giving in to his fear – for denying him. And He restored him to new life. Even more, Jesus restored Peter to the Mission He had given him. No matter what is distracting us this week, we can leave it behind and focus on what God is planning to do through us. God will work through us in spite of whether we feel worthy of that privilege or not. Focus this week on what God may be revealing to you about what true justice looks like. Focus this week on what God has done for you and plans to do through you.
What expectations do you bring to camp this week?
God of Justice, thank you for offering restoration to me – to us all. Thank You for Your love, Your mercy, and the amazing privilege of offering that same love to others – both this week and when it is time to leave.