Sovereign Even Over Roosters

“But Peter said, ‘Man, I do not know what you are saying!’ Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.’”

Luke 22:60-61

Ponder This

In today’s passage, we should note the precision of the rooster’s crow. It is nothing less than a miracle. Two things I want you to try. One, I want you to make a rooster crow. Number two, see if you can keep one from crowing. What our Lord did was keep every rooster in Jerusalem from crowing at all until that exact moment. Immediately after Peter had denied the Lord, the rooster crowed, and the Bible says Peter remembered the word of the Lord. When Peter remembered the word of the Lord, Peter had to remember: God is still in control. Do you know what Peter’s problem was, why Peter was filled with fear, and why he denied the Lord? Things had gotten out of hand. His Lord and Master had been betrayed. He had been falsely accused. He was arrested. He had been carried away. He was bound, mocked, and forsaken. Everything was coming apart. Where was God? When the rooster crowed, Peter was reminded that our Lord was still in complete control. Nothing had gotten out of His hand.

  • When was a time you recognized God’s control in your life?
  • How does this give you comfort when things are hard?

Practice This

Make a list of some hard situations you are facing right now. Make a corresponding list of how confidence in God’s control can impact those situations.

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