The story of Peter’s denial of Christ is ultimately a redemption story. After audaciously proclaiming himself faithful to the end, Peter cratered in the face of pressure, valuing his safety over loyalty to his Master. Jesus, however, restored him fully, thus setting him on the path to be used powerfully. In fact, as Alistair Begg notes, Peter’s brokenness and subsequent restoration through Jesus’ mercy was the key to his usefulness as a minister and martyr—and the same remains vital for us today.
topics: Biblical Figures, Forgiveness, Jesus Christ