Peter restored by Christ
Three times restored
Three times denied.
Publicly restored by Christ
Previously Peter was brash arrogant. Seats in heaven, who's first.
After he was humbled, almost dead in Christ, he served well and powerfully all his days.
Oh the gentleness of God through Christ the restoration.
Not publicly embarrassing.
Like God in the garden of Eden with sinning people hiding their nakedness.
God killed an animal and gave the skins for clothing.
Not to embarrass them. Or humble them more.
He was very aware of their sinful state and He took steps to not hurt them more.
Yes they still had the effects of their sin, but piling it on wasn't Gods thing.
This is what the Lord says: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the Lord.