Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
36 “Where are you going, Lord?” Simon Peter asked him.
“You cannot follow me now where I am going,” answered Jesus; “but later you will follow me.”
37 “Lord, why can’t I follow you now?” asked Peter. “I am ready to die for you!”
38 Jesus answered, “Are you really ready to die for me? I am telling you the truth: before the rooster crows you will say three times that you do not know me.
Peter talked a big talk, but when the cards were down he showed that he was a lot less brave than he let on. Bravado doesn’t get us anywhere in faith. If we’re going to discover true courage we need to be honest about the things that we’re afraid of and humble about what we find challenging.
Today’s Thought for the Day is from David
This evening: Service for Good Friday : 7.30pm