Failure is part of life. Even (and maybe especially) as Christians, we mess up, we get it wrong, we feel like we have let God down. Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples and closest friends, knew how this felt. He got it wrong, but God still used him powerfully to spread the gospel. We see how God brought Peter from failure to fruitfulness, and we can hope that he will do the same for us.
About Dominic Smart
(1959 – 2020) Originally from Yorkshire, Dominic Smart was minister of Gilcomston Church in Aberdeen from 1998 to 2015. An author and conference speaker, he was married to Marjorie and they have four grown–up children.