Remembering is sometimes tough. Really tough. Recalling a promise not kept, a failure to do what is best... whether it is a sin of commission or omission, remembering can show us that we’ve missed the mark.
Sometimes memories cause us to weep.
As we glimpse into this moment in Peter's life, his memory (in this instance his very short term memory) serves to remind him that he has done the unthinkable.
Certainly a low moment. However, as we continue to look at Peter’s life we see that this moment served as a catalyst for an amazing change. A change that caused Peter to rise to the place that Jesus would have for him.
The grace of Jesus flows to Peter first as forgiveness and then, as we see in the book of Acts, the indwelling of The Holy Spirit in Peter’s life that changes, literally, everything.
Where can you look back and see that God has taken something awful and turned it into something awesome?
Through Jesus’ redemptive power, those painful memories can serve as the basis for our praise as we remember, every day, who Jesus is in our lives and how He has transformed and saved us… Again and again.
When we praise in this way, our connection with our Savior grows and we move from fear to peace. His peace. A peace that knows no limits.
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