Mark 16:7 “But go your way tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.”
In our focal scripture, the young man in the tomb said something very interesting to the women. He said, “But go your way tell his DISCIPLES AND PETER…” (Mark 16:7) (Emphasis mine).
You will recall that prior to that time Jesus had twelve disciples, Judas Iscariot inclusive.
Judas eventually betrayed him and committed suicide but when the young man addressed them, he told them to specifically tell Peter as well as others. Peter was not the only one there but the specific mentioning of Peter’s name showed there was more to it.
Before the crucifixion, Jesus told Peter that he will deny him.
Matthew 26:34 “Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice.”
Even though Peter didn’t accept it, he eventually denied Jesus, not once but thrice.
Matthew 26:75 “And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.”
Peter denied Jesus and wept bitterly. Peter was heartbroken, sad and downcast. He lost confidence in his person and I have a feeling he must have been thinking of how to confront Jesus when next they meet. I know he won’t be able to summon enough courage to face the risen Christ.
Beloved, here is the gist: Heaven is mindful of you. God is always thinking about you. The LORD knows your state of mind, he knows your pain, sadness and guilt. He can feel what you feel. Jesus knows about that condition you’re too ashamed to share with anybody.
He is our great High Priest, hear this:
Hebrews 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
To be continued…
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