Matthew 26:74-75 ” Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, ‘I don’t know the man!’ Immediately a rooster crowed. 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. “

Not once, not twice, but three times Peter loudly denied he even knew Jesus. This was Simon, the man Jesus gave the new name Peter, (the rock)…redefining who Simon Peter was & his destiny in John 1:42. This was the same Simon Peter who enthusiastically followed Jesus, eating, traveling, and ministering beside Him for three years. But suddenly in the heat of the moment, Simon Peter’s humanness had taken control and he distanced himself and denied his fellowship with his Savior…three times he disowned the Christ he had so confessed in Mark 8:29. But the true testimony of this story is two fold…we see human weakness at its very worst & we see the greatness of God’s mercy at its finest. For Jesus not only restored Peter but used him despite his shameful failure. “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church.” (Matthew 16:18)

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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