Thursday, March 2, 2017
"Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times..."
I heard something profound during communion service last night that I would like to share...
The message that was preached was drawn from Hebrew 12:1-2.
Pastor Ghandi explained how we as christians need to let go of some weights slowing us down from running the race set before us effectively...
Jesus Christ endured all manners of things in order to fulfill His calling and finish His race. He endured the shame, loneliness and pain that came with the cross. His follower, Peter, who was always quick to pledge his loyalty even denied Him during the most trying period of His life. So basically, in this race, don't expect everything to go smoothly.
We have to learn to focus and not compare our journey and experiences with other's. Sometimes people will think that you are crazy and all that. They will not understand because the blue-print that you are following is eternal and different from the world system.
Sometimes we falter, other times we stumble. But the key is to shed the weight and press on towards the mark of high calling. Somewhere along the line, the preacher used Peter's experience as an example.
You see, when the cock crowed the third time, everyone else heard an ordinary cock crow but for Peter it was a confirmation of something deeper that made him weep bitterly.
Any way, we all know that Peter later got a chance to publicly proclaim his love for our Lord Jesus three times to replace his earlier denial. It is a good thing to know that we have the hope of redemption.
Back to the point, the message spoke to me personally. With all the happenings in the world today, we need to be more conscious of our connections and remember that our journeys are different. While some may hear an ordinary cock crow today or tomorrow, for you or me it might be a message that should not be ignored. Your cock crow could come in different forms. Pay attention.
You might need to study Luke 22:54-62 and John 21:15-18 to get the full picture.