Saturday, March 07, 2020

In their own words: Day 11

John 18.25

Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They asked him, ‘You are not also one of his disciples, are you?’ He denied it and said, ‘I am not.’

Yesterday we saw that Peter couldn’t imagine he could ever let Jesus down, yet just a few hours later, he was denying that he even knew him, not once, but three times.
Jesus had been arrested and was being tried before the High Priest. Peter had found enough courage to follow him, in the shadows, which was more than any of the other disciples did, but when he was recognised by someone at the High Priest’s house, his courage failed him.
Jesus had warned him that he would do this three times before the cock crowed, and that is exactly what happened. Peter was broken with grief and guilt when he realised what he had done.

·         Have you ever let a friend down, or done something you bitterly regretted? How does it affect you now? What have you learned from it?

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