God’s foreknowledge amazes me.
He told Peter he would deny Him three times before the cock crowed. Although He loved Christ, he denied Him before strangers.
I wonder how deep the Lord’s look pierced Peter’s heart when he turned and looked at him? I bet it was a sad look, not one of accusation. But it brought back the words the Lord had spoken to warn Peter before it happened, and he went out and cried bitterly according to Luke 22:62.
Although I can’t see Him turn and look at me, I sense when I fail Him. He knows before, during, and after it happens.
When I feel Him impressing me to give someone a tract and I don’t do it, then I sense that I have disappointed Him.
Maybe it’s a small thing like not leaving my home when I need to, and arriving at church a few minutes later than I should for choir practice.
Perhaps it’s much bigger such as getting busy on a meaningless project, and letting time slip away. Before I know it, I have not read and prayed like I usually do, and want too. The pain of breaking that fellowship can be taken away when I realize I’ve failed and do something about it.
Dear widow, although we are no longer called a wife, our Heavenly Husband loves us. No matter how many times we fail Him, He welcomes us back.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him” (Psalm 28:7).
How sweet that even though He knows my heart, He still loves me.