When Peter denies Jesus it should make us gasp. Peter was the one who was always so confident. He was the one who always took a stand. He had the strength and personality to take on all of Rome with a dagger! But when Jesus needed him the most, he clammed up. I find there are times I feel uncomfortable being a follower of Jesus. I am ashamed at those moments and wish I could just overcome them. In some small way, I know how Peter felt that terrible night.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.