Thursday, September 19, 2013

+DEV+ Our Need Of A Savior

Date: September 19, 2013 10:56 PM
Topic: +DEV+  Our Need Of A Savior

Our Need Of A Savior

"As Simon Peter stood warming himself, he was asked, You are not one of his disciples, are you? He denied it, saying, I am not." (John 18:25)

Scripture Focus: John 18:15-27

Peter was an impulsive fellow, full of flaws, passion and ego. But he was immensely devoted to Jesus and listened to Christ's stories and sermons, watched Him feed thousands and heal many. This Rabbi was different from any Peter knew: Jesus loved him and offered him hope.

Now, his Lord had been arrested and Peter must have questioned everything. Had he wasted the last three years? Had he believed something that wasn't true? His friends scattered after the arrest, but Peter wandered through the courtyard, confused yet hopeful to see Jesus. In the cold night he walked to a fire for warmth. There, someone recognized him as a follower of Christ.

He denied it. Peter probably stared into the flames, overcome. Had he lost his purpose for living? Hearing a rooster crow, he remembered the Lord's words, walked away and sobbed.

At last, Peter came to the truth that he was, in fact, a failure. That realization would make all the difference. May we also know our need for a Savior, especially in our shortcomings.

Insight: When others recognize you as a follower of Christ, how will you respond?

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