While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by. When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said. But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking about,” he said, and went out into the entryway. Mark 14:66-68 NIV
Some manuscripts state that upon the words from the mouth of Peter the rooster crowed. Here was the man who was the leader of the disciples heading in the exact direction that Jesus said he would, even though Peter confessed his loyalty to the Lord, even unto death.
When we stray from the narrow path of the Lord, we are made aware of the danger we face, even if we do not specifically know the possible consequences. The indwelling Holy Spirt reminds us of the ways of the Lord and that we are straying from those ways. This is the rooster crowing before our soul. So, what are we going to do? Shall we ignore the rooster crow, or do we return to the Lord and repent? If the rooster does crow the second time for us, just at it eventually would for Peter, we still can return to the Lord. There is no scorecard kept on our sins. It is so wonderful that our Lord is patient, gracious and forgiving unto us!