What Can You Say?

They did not know what to say to him.
                    —Mark 14:40

In Gethsemane, Jesus asked Peter, James, and John to stay awake and pray. Within minutes, they were sawing logs. When Jesus woke them, “they did not know what to say to him.”

Before the night was over, Peter—who said he was ready to die with Jesus—denied even knowing him.

How did Jesus deal with this? By telling Peter that when he had turned back to him, as he knew he would, to build up his brothers (Lk 22:32) and take care of his sheep (Jn 21:16).

You said something you shouldn’t have said; did something you shouldn’t have done. You can’t unsay it; you can’t undo it. And you don’t know what to say to him. How about, “I’m sorry”? He’s quick to forgive—and he’s not through using you yet.

You’re not without sin.
Neither are you without a Savior.