As we follow Peter’s story we are so often encouraged by his constant, and public, mistakes; he fills us with hope that our lives, too, may be worth something in the kingdom despite our many mistakes. Peter is destined for great things, and receives his training through his mistakes.
“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” – Luke 22:31
‘Just as Peter was speaking the rooster crowed. 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 22:60-62
It is so often in our mistakes that we learn to be humble, and only in our humility that we begin to grow strong. It was the Peter who had wept bitterly who preached with such power that 3 000 people were converted. He is our example that every failure is an opportunity for growth. Peter, accepting his weakness, repented and became the Rock on which the church of Jesus would be built.
Take a moment to reflect on your most recent mistakes. Thank Him for his forgiveness and kindness to you. Humbly ask the Lord to help you grow through these mistakes.
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