If anyone could be example of the state of the human kind, it is Peter. Peter often spoke out of turn, was afraid of the unknown and he felt terribly disappointed when he sinned against our Lord.
Why then did Jesus want to be around him so much?
Because Peter loved Him.
In his life, Peter exemplified Deuteronomy 6:5, “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
Even when he did not do everything right in his heart he really loved Jesus and only wanted to please Him.
Looking at Luke 5:4-6 we can see through his actions how he displayed his love for Jesus.
Jesus asked Peter to put their nets out for a catch. Even though they had fished all night and had not caught anything, Peter obeyed, saying, “Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had done so, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.”
Peter had learned the life lesson that even if you’ve tried it before and think you know the outcome, with Jesus things can turn out differently.
It is so easy for us to become burned when things go wrong in our life and say, “never again,” but we must remember with Jesus all things are possible!
Father, thank you for the truth of your word and the great life lessons given to us. Please help me to love you by always saying to you, “yes Lord.”