Don’t Deny or Mock Your Lord
“And they seized him and led him away, and brought him into the high priest. And Peter followed from a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat among them. And a certain maid, seeing him as he sat in the light of the fire and looking earnestly upon him, said, ‘This man also was with him.’ But he denied it saying, ‘Woman, I do not know him.’ And after a while another person saw him and saith, ‘You also are one of them.’ But Peter said, ‘Man I am not.’ After the space of about one hour, another confidently affirmed, saying, ‘Of a truth, this man was with him. For he is a Galilean.’ But Peter said, ‘Man, I do not know what you say.’ And immediately, as he spoke, the cock crew and the Lord turned and looked on Peter. And he remembered the word of the Lord that he had said to him: ‘Before the cock crow this day, you shall deny me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly.” But, because of Peter’s repentance the Lord saved him.
Bro Joseph Kaliyaya (Kidatu, Tanzania)