Title: Abandoning but Not Abandoned
Further up and Further in: Matthew 10:32-33, 16:13-28, 26:36-46, 26:69-75, John 21:15-19
Verse: John 21:19 – After saying this, he told him, “Follow me.” CSB
Prayer: Jesus, after all the ways in which Peter betrayed, abandoned and failed you, these last words you speak to him are amazing to hear. Even after all the ways in which he had abandoned you, you never abandoned him. In fact, even after all the ways in which he had failed you, you still wanted to use him for the kingdom; you even touched my faith and life me by his writing and his teaching! God, this inspires so much hope in me. Your compassion and mercies are new for me each day. This day, Lord, forgive me as this day begins. Cleanse me and create in me a new heart, O God. Your calling to follow you is new this day too, Lord Jesus. Help me to follow you as my Lord and God, today. Wonder of wonders, you still call me to follow and you still desire to use me. Help me make the most of my moments today. Amen.