Simon Peter had nobly pledged his undying devotion to Jesus… only to break it not once, not twice, but three times. And in Luke 22:60-62 it tells us that when Peter had denied the Lord the third time, Jesus turned and looked straight at him…and the startling realization of what he had actually done caused Peter to go outside & weep bitterly. One of Don Francisco’s songs entitled, “He’s Alive” spells out the hopeless sorrow, guilt & anguish Peter experienced as he relived those grand but pompous promises he had made to Jesus, only to be shamed in the end by his self-serving actions. But if we think about it…we are all like Simon Peter. We all make promises to God that we break that only compound our regret. We all make grandiose declarations of faithfulness, only to fall away in times of crisis. And we all pledge our devotion, love & dedication to the Lord… only to forget we even made them. But the Lord’s mercy & grace is ever present…His faithfulness always evident… even when we disown Him… for He will never forsake or disown us.