Jesus suffered for me.  Really suffered.  Not fake Hollywood stunt double suffering.  He endured the unimaginable for me and for you.  Part of Jesus’ suffering that I’m talking about this is the denial of Peter in Matthew’s Gospel.  Its a rough passage for many reasons – most of all because it makes me think about me.  How do I deny Jesus?  Or better yet – how does my life show what I believe?  When I’m with a group of people who question my faith in Christ and whose respect I want, will I downplay my faith?  Chances they won’t hide what they believe – so why would I?  We can blast the disciples of Jesus for bolting when Jesus is arrested – but are we any better?  Do we run when things get uncomfortable?  I find great comfort in the fact that Jesus will never run from me and will never leave me or forsake me.  I am also thankful that His love for me is based on His love for me and not my track record.  He allowed Himself to be abandoned and denied by those closest to Him so I might never have to experience true, full-blast abandonment.  God is always with me and will always be with me.  For this I am thankful!


~ by Frederick Hoover on March 3, 2009.

2 Responses to “Denial”

  1. Reflect the will of the Father in the present moment

  2. Thanks – are you saying to be who God has made you to be no matter what and don’t what for some later date but live as His child right now – right when the opportunity presents itself? Sounds good.

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