02/11/19 – Matt 26:69-27:14; Psalm 33:1-11; Proverbs 8:33-36
Matthew 26: 75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.
We are all familiar with the reality of Peter’s denial of the Lord. And I think we often condemn him for his lack of loyalty both as a follower of Jesus and even more importantly as a friend. But what I had not considered is a recognition by Coffman of what this event meant in Peter’s life:
The cock-crow aroused Peter to a new sense of reality, and he immediately began to make his way back to Jesus. Although Matthew did not record it, John did; and we are privileged to rejoice in the conversion of Peter who returned to confess three times that he loved the Lord.
Sometimes it takes the darkest moment to guide us towards the light …