Unlimited: He Broke Down and Wept
May 19, 2021 776
Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept (Mark 14:72, NIV).
Peter denied knowing Jesus three times, just as Jesus said he would.
When the reality of who you really are, catches up with you, it can be a very sobering moment.
And so, it was for Peter.
Peter already moved away from the fire, and he was at the gate of the courtyard. When he heard the rooster crow the second time, his heart broke, and he wept.
What he thought was his identity, and his entire world-view had been shattered. He was not the man he thought he was, and now he didn’t understand anything at all. Now he was ready for God to rebuild his life the way that God had always wanted it to be. Another gospel tells us that in great distress, he fled.
It’s no coincidence that there was also another man in great distress that night, because of what he had done to Jesus. That was Judas.
The difference between the two was that Peter remembered the words of Jesus, but Judas didn’t. That’s why the outcomes of their lives were so different.
Have you ever wept in your relationship with Jesus? Perhaps they were tears of happiness and gratitude as you lost yourself in worship. Perhaps, like me, you’ve wept as you’ve meditated on the Cross. Or perhaps you’ve wept because, like Peter, you’ve realised that you really are more broken than you ever thought possible.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Think about your tears. Tears change things. They changed Peter’s life. How have they changed yours?
GOD IS IN TIMORROW BEFORE ARE ARE THERE
May 19, 2021
Tears of joy and gratitude when the Lord showed His mercy of how much He cared for me and wanted me to know His direction and His answer to my need in the time of trouble touched my heart so deeply that my tears kept falling knowing how much He cared about me and how much I can trust Him always. It was a lifetime of memory and joy to think of this incident during my vacation in Europe many years ago. Lord, thank you for your love and mercy and help me to trust you more and more each day.