Two trials. Two defendants.
One was faithful. One was a failure.
The contrast between Jesus' trial before the Sanhedrin and Peter's trial before a teenage servant girl is recorded in all four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) because it displays the prominence of human failure and the promise of Jesus' faithfulness.
I'd encourage you to go back and read all four accounts of this tragic story because in the midst of this tragedy is the very essence of the gospel. Jesus was faithful and counted guilty. Peter failed miserably and found forgiveness. Peter's story is our story. Our failure forced the faithful death of Jesus and though we have failed and will fail, in Jesus we have forgiveness.
So, maybe you're living under the guilt, shame, disappointment, discouragement, or despair that all stem from failure. If so, please hear this good news:
Jesus' faithfulness > My failure
You may be thinking, "Yeah, but you don't know what I've done. You don't know the things I've said. You don't know the people I've hurt. I've rejected and run from man. My failures greater than you can imagine."
And you know what? You may be right. Your failure may be far greater than my ability to imagine, BUT (don't you love the power of a good conjunction??)...
There is not one single human failure Jesus did not faithfully atone for through his life, death, burial, and resurrection. Not one.
So, regardless of what you've done, regardless of how great you believe your failure to be - Jesus' faithfulness toward you is greater than the failure in you. Rest in that today.
Jesus faithfulness > My failure