Peter said to him, "Master, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you." Jesus answered,".......Amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times." (Jn 13:37-38)
Peter denying Jesus three times was the saddest moment of his life.
Jesus had given him everything, Peter had seen up close and personal the miracles performed by Jesus. Jesus loved Peter, confided in him and was one of his closest friends.
Peter cursed and denied our Lord , he denied that which was so precious--to be a disciple of Jesus.
We have all denied God. We have many times decided to sin, to turn away from Christ. How forgiving is God--one glance from Jesus, Peter knew wrong and quickly repented of his sin.
Pray for true conversion of heart so that we might permanently turn away from all that separates us from the love of God.