5/7 John 21:19

19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, "Follow me."

Peter had promised that even if all the other disciples forsook Jesus, he'd be the last man standing. But just as Jesus predicted, Peter denied Him three times (Matthew 26:33-35). Peter had now seen the risen Lord in Jerusalem on two occasions. At this point in John's Gospel, Peter had returned to fishing. Remember that when Jesus called him, Jesus told him that from now on he'd be fishing for men (Matthew 4:19).

A man called from the shore asking if they had caught any fish. Next, the same thing happened that took place the first time Jesus asked Peter to follow Him (Luke 5:5-7). When the nets were miraculously filled this second time, Peter knew the man on the shore was Jesus and swam to Him. Jesus lovingly restored Peter and challenged him to feed God's sheep. Peter was increasingly learning the depths of God's grace.

As Peter and Jesus walked along the shore of Galilee, Jesus told Peter that one day he would die on a cross for his commitment to Him. That must have reassured Peter that God would help him to stay faithful until death. We are right to doubt our own abilities, but we should never doubt God's ability to keep us from falling (Jude 1:24). Then Jesus re-called Peter. When a teacher chose a disciple, he would do so by saying, "Follow me!" Peter had heard that call three years earlier. The first time Jesus filled the nets, Peter doubted his ability to follow Him (Luke 5:8), but by the second time Jesus filled the nets, Peter was learning it wasn't about his ability. It was about God's all-sufficiency.

Consider: Have you been re-called?