In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope…” 

I Peter 1: 3

Peter writes this letter as someone who understands what it’s like to mess up and make mistakes. Known at times as someone who would act before thinking through all the consequences. He forcibly disagreed with Jesus about his mission. Peter proved he could be a deserter, a liar, a betrayer, and a hypocrite.

Peter appreciated second chances. He rejoiced in the new birth.

Bill Neiland