Have you ever heard of TSM? That’s an acronym I came up with for “Total System Meltdown”. That’s what happened to Peter the night that Jesus was arrested. Despite his earlier statements that he would follow Jesus unto death, Peter ended up denying Christ three times that night. I think this “Total System Meltdown“ happened for several reasons. Here are a couple of them but this in no way is an exhaustive list:
Ultimately, I also think Peter denied Jesus because he simply didn’t listen to Jesus when the Lord kept warning him of what would happen. We put ourselves in a heap of trouble when we fail to listen, respond to, and obey Jesus’ words to us!
Thankfully, Jesus specializes in forgiving, healing, restoring, and lifting up those who have “Total System Meltdowns”! Friends, that’s you and me! It’s not just Peter who needs the grace of Christ but every moment of every hour of every day we need His grace to cover us. Thank the Lord Jesus Christ that He has done that for us and has brought us into the kingdom of the Father!
Please read John 18:28-19:16 for Sunday.