Reading Mark's account of Jesus's trial, I noticed that Jesus warned Peter he would deny him three times before the rooster crowed twice.
Mark tells us the first time the rooster crowed: right after Peter denied Jesus the first time. The question crossed my mind: Why did the rooster crow twice? Was Jesus giving Peter a warning to stop and think about what he was doing?
But like so many of us, Peter didn't stop and think about Jesus words. In his fear and confusion, he went ahead and fulfilled Jesus's prophecy. He denied his Lord two more times before the rooster cried again.
Comparing my upcoming move to Peter's denial seems pretty silly. But I hear the rooster crowing, nonetheless. Until I get settled in Oklahoma, I think I'd better cut back on my blogs to twice a week: back to my Monday and Thursday schedule.
And the next time I'm tempted to do something God has warned me against--pray that I'll hear the rooster crow the first time.