Have you ever thought of the rooster’s crow as being a miracle???
But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
Think about it… 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. We have someone in our neighbourhood who decided to raise chickens. I’m not against that, but I wasn’t excited about it when his rooster would start to crow around 5 AM. There was nothing I could do to stop it without ending up in hot water. (Which is where I wanted to see that rooster ;-(
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.
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