PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 14:66-72
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him.” (Mark 14:72)
Jesus had warned Peter that he would disown him.
Peter denied it then, but now he denies knowing Jesus.
Jesus knew, just as he knows that we will all fail him.
What Jesus said to his disciples also speaks to us today:
‘Your spirit is willing but flesh is weak, you will fall away.’
Still, he welcomes us to eat with him and washes our feet.
Still, he works with us and sends us out to work for him.
Still, he forgives us for not knowing what we’re doing.
It is helpful for me to remember Jesus’s words too.
His words remind me to stay humble; I am still weak!
His words remind me to stay hopeful; he is still gracious.
His words also remind me to be humble and gracious with others.
Like me they will fail, like me they are weak.
We all need this reminder to be humble, yet hopeful for grace!
Lord, you are speaking to me too. Help me to stay humble and hopeful, for myself and toward others – you are still gracious!