Wednesday, April 16, 2014


"But he (Peter) replied, 'Lord I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.'..." Luke 22:33

and then, just hours later....

"Peter replied, 'Man, I don't know what you're talking about!'  Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed.  The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter.  Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoked to him: 'Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.'  And he went outside and wept bitterly."  Luke 22:61‑62

Have you ever done it ...made a promise to a loved one, and then not keep that promise?  How can we so vehemently believe something, and then fall flat on our face.  It's disheartening not to be a person of our word, and it is even more devastating when we get caught.

Who would have ever thought of all the disciples, Peter the Rock, would deny Jesus. Peter had followed so closely and loved Him so passionately.  But in the heat of confusion, fear, terror, hysteria, doubt. and panic, he did.  My heart aches for Peter because i have been down that same path many times.  What kind of God do we serve that knows all our failings and shortcomings, yet is still willing to send His Son to the cross for us? 

Father, thank You for relentlessly pursuing me and loving me unconditionally.  Thank You for Your unending grace and mercy that covers me anew every morning.  May i be caught honoring and doing Your will today.

have a hope‑filled day!

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