Luke 22

Today we are reading Luke 22. In this chapter we read about about Jesus on the night when He was betrayed. “And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.” Luke‬ ‭22:55-62‬ ‭ESV‬‬ This story is a familiar one to us. We would like to think that we would have done better than Peter—that we would not have denied Jesus. The truth is that we fail often just like Peter. The Lord sees us in our sin. How does that make you feel? Peter went out and wept bitterly. Christian tradition tells us that Peter lived the rest of his days with a lingering emotional scar. It is said that whenever Peter heard the sound of a rooster crowing, he would remember this moment with tears. We have the assurance of God’s word that when we confess our sins, God washes us clean and our sin is gone. May God bless you with His peace. Pastor Tim

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