Repeatedly in Scripture, we are reminded that God is the God of the second chance. In Mark 14, as Jesus pours out His heart to the disciples and institutes the new covenant, He tells them they will stumble and be scattered. Peter will deny Him three times and verse 50 states that they all forsook Him and fled when He was arrested. They failed Him. They deserted Him in the greatest time of His need. It does not say much for the courage and character of the disciples. Most leaders would have given up on such followers. Yet, Jesus does not.