I am so glad that Jesus has gone ahead of us!
The truth is that however much we desire and claim that we will stay true, holy, blameless, ect….because of our humanness and sin in us, we are bound to fail, yes we will fail God at some point in our lives. But just like he reasurred Peter, that he will would go ahead of him/them, The same is applicable to us, Jesus has already won the grave, he has defeated sin and death, he has won the victory! He is waiting on the other side, but we have to walk through the process. It won’t be easy, it won’t be fun but the journey will be worth it and we will be glad that we chose to walk toward him even after failing.
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
27 “You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written:
“‘I will strike the shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered.’[a]
28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”
29 Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I will not.”
30 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered,“today—yes, tonight—before the rooster crows twice[b] you yourself will disown me three times.”
31 But Peter insisted emphatically, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the others said the same.