Friday, May 11, 2012
30 Days with Jesus
Day 26 - Matthew 26 v 36 - 75
74Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know the man." And immediately the rooster crowed.
This snapshot in time probably ranks as the worst moment in the whole of Peter's life. He was no stranger to putting his big size 9's into the situation but these 6 words probably haunted the rest of his life. Yes there was incredible restoration. And he went on to do awesome deeds for his Master. But somehow in his quiet moments of reflection he wished he could take back his words.
His other "mistakes" were at least because he was trying to "do something" for God this time he was making for the cowardly back door of desertion.
It is so easy to point the finger at Peter's failure but they remind me so much of my own.
I deny Him but loving people or things before Him
I deny Him by choosing sin rather that Him
I deny Him by not listening to Him
But I am so thankful that even through so many actions I am saying the same words as Peter "I do not know this man". This Man will never deny me!