Remembering 24

This post is Day 24 in a series of studies about “Remembering”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Remembering – Day 24

Matthew 26:75

Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: Before the rooster crows you will disown Me three times.

The Thought

In most of the Christian world, today (24th March 2024) is referred to as Palm Sunday. The day when we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem when thousands of people laid palm branches on the road for the donkey to walk on. They were believing that Jesus was their Saviour and their King. And He was, but not at all in the way they understood at that time.

There was much agony ahead for Him before He would be recognised as Saviour and King. That first Palm Sunday was a great day of celebration for many people, but Jesus’s heart was heavy, He knew what was to come.

The following week was one of mixed emotions and changes of heart for all concerned, except possibly, for Jesus who had been prepared for this day for all His life, and before. The disciples had not! It was only a week previously that Jesus had been telling them that He had come to die for all mankind, and that even those closest of His followers would desert Him on that day. Peter reacted by telling Jesus that was not true! The others tried to understand what seemed like riddles! What exactly had Jesus meant when He said In a little while you will see Me no more, then after a little while you will see Me (John 16:16-17).


Imagine Peter’s emotions as he effectively told The Saviour of the world that He was lying (Matthew 26:33)!

Of course what Jesus had said did come true and our verse today tells us that Peter remembered then that Jesus had foretold his denial, and he went out and wept bitterly.

Tears of repentance are always good!

Think today about your understanding of the gospels, praying for clarity about things you don’t understand or find hard to accept.

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