As I read through the early books of the New Testament, Jesus love for His disciples is so apparent. He knew them deeply, recognized their flaws, but still loved them beyond measure. And yet, in John 13, Jesus tells Peter that he will deny him three times, and Peter does.
Just like Peter, Jesus knows we will fail in big ways.
We can love God, devote huge parts of ourselves and our lives to Him, and we will still fail.
And Jesus will still love us. God will still shower us with mercy.
We are not asked to be perfect, but to continuously see Him, draw closer to Him. Allow our souls to be touched and moved by Holy Spirit.
Then, maybe, we can catch ourselves sometimes before we stumble and fall…
But, even if not, we will be able to rise from our own ashes to walk beside Him once more
….and every other time that God already knows we will fail, we can kneel in humility under His grace.
How blessed I am to be known and loved so deeply with the full knowledge of my failing humanity.