What was it like that week prior to the crucification? I wonder if I would have been caught up in the euphoria of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, not understanding the warnings Jesus gave about what was about to happen. I wonder Lord if my walk is in you or in my own human pride. Do I look for admiration from crowds, from those who praise me, instead of you? Help me dear Lord to be your conduit. Strengthen me to endure, to follow your path, not my path. Give me courage to deepen my faith in you through suffering; to trust your way and your wisdom. Help me not to flee from the pain, yet gently remind me of your grace if I do flee. Thank you dear God for your sacrificial love and the salvation you gave us through Jesus. Thank you for saving me when I could not save myself.
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Immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And he began to weep. – Mark 14:72 (NASB)