15.03.10 Jn. 18:27b; Lk. 22:61-62
THE ROOSTER CROWS AND PETER WEEPS
Jn. 27b Immediately a rooster crowed.
Lk. 61 Then the Lord turned and looked at Peter. So Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.
Even though Peter denied Jesus three times, later Jesus would deal tenderly and lovingly with him to bring him to a point of confession, forgiveness, and renewal (Jn. 21:15-17). As the Good Shepherd, Jesus carefully attended to the frustrated and broken heart of Peter and raised him up to be a significant church father.