“But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about! ” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. Then the Lord turned and looked at Peter. So Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.”
Luke 22:60-62 HCSB
This was the moment that changed the course of Peter’s life, this moment when he recognized his position before Jesus. Could it be that equal to or even more than his grief in letting down his friend was Peter’s despair in recognizing he was not only a disciple of Christ but just as much a sinner in need of the Savior as anyone else? Jesus knew ahead of time Peter would betray Him but loved him just the same—just like you and me.
While this was his “Ah ha!” moment, it was NOT Peter’s defining moment. Rather than getting stuck in his sin and failure, Peter moved dramatically forward into service and witnessing for Christ. He was known to be a rock of faith.
Have you come to that place of understanding not only your failure and sin but also how much more you are loved by Him who came to seek and save you? Because of Jesus you and I don’t have to stay stuck; He offers freedom from that muck and mire!🚦
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