A Broken Crayon…



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Luke 22:56-62 NIV

’56 A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.”

57 But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said.

58 A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.”

“Man, I am not!” Peter replied.

59 About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.”

60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him:“Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.’

The Word of God is filled with examples of broken people being touched by the Spirit of God and used mightily by God for His kingdom and the preaching of the gospel. Peter is a very good example. 

Firstly: He promised to never deny Jesus (Luke 22:33)

Secondly: He denied three (significance) times that he knew Jesus (Luke 22:56-60)

Thirdly: He preached the first sermon a month later to a crowd of curious spectators                 (Acts 2:14-41)

Fourthly: He was the only one that Jesus commissioned directly, one on one (John 21: 15-19)


Jesus Reinstates Peter

John 21:15-19 NIV

’15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?”He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”’

Peter was indeed a ‘broken crayon’ but the color he emanated and spread through his life by the grace of God, is truly amazing. God, through His Spirit, wants to do the same for each and everyone of us…He is an Expert on mending ‘broken crayons’ so they may share their anointed color with those around them…

‘Father God, if anyone is broken, that is reading this right now, please touch them by Your Spirit, and make them whole, touch them and let their color shine through to touch others with the anointing You have placed upon and within them, in Jesus Wonderful Name, Amen’

Stay blessed and colorful…in Christ our Redeemer

Pr. Paddick Van Zyl


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