“At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord’s words flashed through Peter’s mind: before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”
For me, one of the most incomparable aspects of God’s Word is that I can read a passage more than 50 times and still notice something new and heart wrenching! When I read this passage, 7 words grabbed my heart, “the Lord turned and looked at Peter.” Just as Peter finishes denying Jesus for the 3rd time, he receives a “glance from Jesus.” Oh the power of a glance from the Savior, soul wrenching without saying anything. As I thought about this moment in Peter’s life, I began to ponder the impact of a glance from Jesus every time I deny Him. How do I deny Jesus? Every time I do not live the truth that Jesus has taught me through the Word, I am living a denial of the truth. For example, when I am anxious and worried about something, I am denying in practice Jesus’ instruction: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life” (Matt. 6:25).
Oh for a glance from the Savior every time I choose worry over trust. I was considering putting a picture of Jesus in every room of my house, so I would have a visual glance available when I am acting like a “practicing atheist”.