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"But go, tell His disciples and Peter..."

- Mark 14:29

Peter had proclaimed, "Even though all may fall away, yet I will not." However, we know before the night was over, he had denied the Lord three times. When Peter realized what he had done, he wept bitterly. As he went into hiding with the rest of the disciples, he must have been tormented with the memory of his disloyalty. In the morning, however, comes a message sent by an angel that the Lord had risen and He wanted to see the disciples and Peter. Peter may have turned his back on the Lord, but the Lord had not turned His back on Peter. Without question, Peter was a representative of the frailty of mankind. Often our boasting turns to betrayal, our declarations turn to denial, and our best desires to bitter defeats. We may not have literally denied the Lord three times, but we all have failed Him and let Him down. But, every minute of every day, hope, forgiveness, and renewal are always available in Him. Be encouraged!

“The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness.”
Lamentations 3:22-23

Scripture References: Mark 14:29; Lamentations 3:22-23; Mark 14:66-72