Jesus predicts Peter’s denial: Matthew 26:30-35
Desciples desert Jesus: Matthew 26:56
Peter denies Jesus: matthew 26:69-75
All Jesus’ friends left Him, even Peter who followed at a distance, was too scared to admit that they were friends, or even that he knew Jesus.
Jesus was expecting this… And when He predicted it, Peter couldn’t imagine deserting Jesus. It is easy to swear our allegience, but when opposition comes we still sometimes fall. It is good for us to remember that the Peter who denied Jesus, is the same man who the Lord used powerfully to build His church. There can be no doubt that he is in heaven with Jesus, even though he denied Him.
We won’t always be as good as we want to be, but that is precicely why Jesus died on the cross for us. There is enough forgiveness to cover your sins, God can (& will) use you for His purposes, just turn back to Jesus.