Mark: Day 28 - Would I Deny Christ?
This 30 Days Series will lead us to Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe by taking a look at the Gospel of Mark.
The Word - "And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.” Mark 14:72 ESV
A Thought - Peter denied Jesus. Most people read that and wonder how that could be possible. After all Peter had seen, how could he deny Christ? Don't judge our older brother too harshly. Remember that just a few months later, Peter was seemingly fearless. The difference? I believe the big change was due to the empowering that came with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Just like Peter, if the Holy Spirit is not with us, we will cower and run in the face of any challenge to our faith, but with the Holy Spirit, we will stand and conquer in Jesus' name.
A Prayer - Lord, I am like a leaky sponge. Fill me over and over again with the Holy Spirit. Empower me to do your will. Let me never deny you, neither in the big things nor in the minutia.- In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
Click Here for an article that discusses this story in a bit more depth and tells the story of a Romanian Christian that walked victoriously through this very challenge.
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