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On the night when Jesus was arrested, the scripture says, according to Luke 22: 54-57: "Then took they him and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, this man was also with him. and he denied him, saying, woman, I know him not."
When the world earnestly looks upon us as Christians, what will they see? Will they see us following Christ afar off, with a weak testimony, our lives filled with the fears and anxieties of this life, fearful of what men or circumstances can do to us? Do they see us sitting down with them at their fire, willing to be charmed and warmed by the world's delights, its' things, and its' philosophy? Will they see us deny him, who would not, and could not deny us, but gave himself fully for us?
When the cock crowed, as Jesus had predicted, Peter looked into the eyes of Jesus, and realizing what he had done, went out and wept bitterly. This is repentance.
If we should be guilty of this very thing, may God help us to weep bitterly within our souls and come to repentance.