Just 50 days earlier he had denied his friend to a small group, but on this day he was ready to proclaim his devotion before the multitudes.

“But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:” Acts 2:14

Too often after we make a mistake we are slow to get back up and go again.  Our failures are no surprise to Jesus: He rose victorious over all of them. The question is will we stand back up? -PB