Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peter

"The Rock" they called him, but now he was more like sand -- unsteady and uncertain. So many times he had failed his master. He had believed enough to step out of the boat, but the minute he was threatened with a wave, he gave into fear and sank. Jesus had saved him. At the Passover supper Jesus said, "You will deny me three times." But Peter was adamant, "I will never forsake you." Yet here he was, face down in the dirt, tears streaming from his eyes. He had failed his Lord. Worse yet, he had denied even knowing him. He had promised to lay down his life for Jesus but it was Jesus who laid down hi slife for him. Peter remembered that last look Jesus gave him. Not the look he deserved but, in the midst of his great agony, he looked upon Peter with love and with a look that said "remember me." And he would. Join us for Maundy Thursday services, April 21, at 12 Noon and 7:30 pm.

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