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Peter’s Redemption

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A Tale of Love, Forgiveness, and Divine Calling

In the realm of biblical narratives, few stories resonate as deeply as that of Peter’s redemption. Found within the verses of John 21:15–19, this powerful account paints a vivid picture of love’s resilience, the grace of forgiveness, and the transformative nature of divine calling. Let’s delve into the heart of this narrative as if Apostle Peter himself were sharing the story.

Rediscovering Faith After Denial

Picture the scene: a serene shore, a crackling fire, and the presence of the risen Lord. The morning sun casts a warm glow on the disciples gathered around the fire, cooking fish. This seemingly ordinary moment holds extraordinary significance, for it unfolds after the resurrection of our Lord.

The Lord, having returned to us, invites us to share the fish we caught. Amid stories and laughter, a mixture of emotions swirl within me – joy, awe, and a pang of guilt for my threefold denial during His crucifixion.

Embracing Divine Purpose

As we finish our meal, the Lord turns to me with that all-knowing smile of His. He asks, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” His words pierce my heart, a reminder of my denials. Summoning courage, I reply, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.
His gaze is gentle yet penetrating. “Feed my lambs,” He says. In those words, I feel a profound sense of purpose. I’m entrusted with His flock, a weighty yet honorable responsibility.

A Journey of Redemption

Again, He asks, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” The pain of my denials resurfaces, but this time, my voice is steadier: “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” His response, “Tend my sheep,” reaffirms my calling to shepherd His people.

A third time, He asks, and I feel the weight of my past mistakes. “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” His nod conveys compassion and affirmation. “Feed my sheep,” He instructs.
In those three questions lies a deeper meaning. They’re about more than love; they’re about commitment to His mission, dedication to guiding and nurturing faith.

The Lord speaks of challenges ahead, and in that moment, I sense renewed purpose. I’m forgiven, restored, and entrusted with a divine calling. My denials are not my end; they’re a stepping stone to a greater journey of faith, love, and service.


The story of Peter’s redemption echoes through time, a testament to the human capacity for growth and change. It speaks of love’s power to heal, forgiveness’s ability to restore, and divine calling’s capacity to transform.

As we reflect on this tale, may we find solace in our own journeys. May we remember that our mistakes don’t define us, but rather, they shape us for a purpose greater than we can imagine. Just as Peter found redemption, we too can find our path to healing and purpose.

So, let’s embrace our stories, acknowledging our imperfections while seeking the divine calling that guides us toward a brighter future.

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My Testimony Revisited

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From Free-Thinker to Faith-Believer


Join me as I revisit a pivotal chapter in my life—a journey that took me from being a free-thinking skeptic to a firm believer in faith. Born and raised in the quaint town of Tanjong Malim, Malaysia, my story is one of transformation, resilience, and the undeniable power of God’s grace.

A Carefree Upbringing

Reflecting on my early years, I recount a life free from religious beliefs, despite my parents’ adherence to Taoist practices and ancestral worship. From my primary school days to my upper six grades, I proudly identified as a “free-thinker,” untouched by the concepts of God or faith-based practices.

A Glimpse of Light

The winds of change began to blow when I entered the University of Malaya in 1972. Through the Varsity Christian Fellowship, I was introduced to Christianity—a faith that was foreign to me until then. Bible studies, Christian fellowships, and church retreats paved the way for a newfound understanding of spirituality.

Embracing the Gospel

In the midst of life’s challenges, I encountered the Gospel once again. The message of Jesus as God in human form and His selfless sacrifice resonated deeply within me. With a heartfelt prayer, I made the life-altering decision to accept Jesus as my Savior and Lord—an unwavering commitment that would reshape my life.

A Transformed Life

The transformation that followed was nothing short of miraculous. Christianity brought me an inner peace and purpose I had never experienced before. Gratitude, humility, and contentment became my companions, leading me to focus on God and others. Through the ups and downs, my trust in Jesus grew, guiding me through life’s challenges.

Triumph Over Adversity

In a chilling December of 2019, a life-altering accident left me paralyzed. But through God’s mercy and grace, I defied the odds and fully recovered, confounding expectations. This profound experience solidified my faith in Jesus, igniting a deeper sense of gratitude for His unwavering presence in my life.

Witnesses of His Transformative Power

As I conclude this journey through my testimony, I invite you to witness the transformative power of faith in action. From a skeptical free-thinker to a faithful believer, my story is a testament to the remarkable changes that can occur when we open our hearts to God’s grace. Join me in embracing the journey, and may you find inspiration in the boundless possibilities of faith.

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