Thursday, September 20, 2012
I always find it so amazing when you read a passage of scripture that you've read countless times but this time it's as if a blinder has been lifted, seeing it for what it really means. No longer is it just words on a page but it's something beautiful that wraps around your heart.
It's a verse that's words are plain but its story...it's one of love.
" And Peter remember the saying of Jesus, 'Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.' And he went out and wept bitterly." - Matthew 26:75
When first read my feelings are pity for this man, a friend denying his Savior. There's a disappointment and a self-evaluation...would I turn my back as well?
Here's a quote from the commentary on this scripture. "The true Peter is seen not in his denial but in his repentance. This account reminds us of not only our own weakness, but also the richness of divine grace." This scripture is not highlighting this man's failure but instead illuminating the beautiful GRACE of our SAVIOR.
I am no better than Peter. Each day in my sin I turn my back. In my fear I deny my savior. But the beauty of it all is that in REPENTANCE there is GRACE. An unending love story of divine forgiveness.