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Jesus has the Answers to all your Questions

Find a word from Jesus that touches your heart for right where you are, or right where you have been.

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from Mark 14:72, ” A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.’ And when he thought about it, he wept. “

Background

It was a heart-wrenching sight, to say the least. A man who gets paid millions of dollars to do what he does, was about to kick a football, and be a hero. The kick was an easy one, needing to travel a mere 27 yards to be successful. Except this kick carried with it the pressure of winning a playoff game and advancing his team to the next round of the playoffs. And then it happened, in front of the hometown fans and everyone else watching on television. The kick he could almost certainly make with his eyes closed sailed much farther than 27 yards, but it hooked left of its target, and he hung his head in agony. They say he held up well emotionally as he answered questions during the post-game press conference. But back at his locker, surrounded by his teammates and feeling the weight of his failure, he sobbed. The 26-year-old millionaire, who plays a game for a living, felt so bad for letting them all down that he wept. But that kicker was not the first, nor the last, to fail at something at a critical moment. History is littered with the stories of men and women who were unable to come through when it mattered most. While Jesus was being tried before the High Priest, Peter was being questioned outside by the locals. And his response was not what you and I would have hoped for from a close disciple of Jesus. When the pressure was turned up, he did not come through. And when the rooster reminded him of the words of Jesus, he cried over his failure.

Application

The words of Jesus may not always speak directly to your exact situation at that precise moment. But then again, how often are you remembering His words in the heat of the battle? I don’t know where that kicker found solace after his failure, if he found it at all. But Peter eventually found it in the welcoming and forgiving words of Jesus. Perhaps you need to weep. Maybe from failing, or maybe from being restored. But no matter the situation, Jesus has a word for you. Listen, and think about it.

Charge

As we seek Him today, find a word from Jesus that touches your heart for right where you are, or right where you have been.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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