Seems like an easy question, doesn’t it? That’s what Peter thought.
After breakfast, as the day began to brighten, Jesus called Peter by the same name as when they had first met. “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” (John 21:15).
Easy question, right? Jesus could have taken Peter anywhere to ask this. But He took Him to Tabgha for a reason.
He takes you there for the same reason.
Not How—But Why
Jesus could have taken Peter back many places for this question. Bethsaida might have worked. After all:
Bethsaida would have reminded Peter that successful life and ministry comes from constant dependence on Jesus—even when you have only a few loaves and fish to work with.
At Bethsaida, Jesus had taught them how to live and serve.
But instead, the Lord wanted to remind Peter why to live and serve.
Jesus took Simon Peter back to Tabgha—to the place where their relationship first began. To the place of grace, where a miraculous catch had pulled from Peter a confession: “I am a sinful man!” There Jesus reinstated Peter and reminded him of his purpose.