“Thou Knowest”

John 21:17

When the Lord asked his fallen servant, Peter, “Lovest thou me?” Peter replied with these words of confident, comforting faith - “Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love the.e” Knowing his terrible sin, his miserable failure, and knowing that none of his brethren could see beyond his actions, the fallen saint took refuge in his Savior’s perfect knowledge of him. He was saying, Lord, you see beyond what I am by nature. You see beyond my sin. You see me as I really am by your grace. In spite of what I am, in spite of the evil I have done, “Thou knowest that I love thee.”

Don Fortner