The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly. (Luke 22:61–62, NIV 1984).
My Musings – I imagine that was a look that Peter was never able to forget. A hasty boast, “I am ready to go with you to prison and to death” (Luke 22:33, NIV 1984), followed a few hours later with a dramatic denial, “Woman, I don’t know him” (Luke 22:57, NIV 1984). A fantastic failure, and yet how often through our actions (or inaction) do we also deny Him.
My Advice – It is one thing to claim that we are ready to “die” for Him, and quite another to “live” up to it. While we may never be faced with actual loss of life because we are a follower, let’s boldly and confidently identify with Him and serve Him.