The First Misstep: Following at a Distance

I read today’s devotional from Oswald Chambers, as usual. Today’s devo really didn’t speak to me, so I just read the passage it was based on from Luke 22 — the passage about Jesus’ arrest.

But what stood out to me were Peter’s actions after the arrest. Of course, we all know what they were. Even Jesus predicted them: Peter denied knowing Jesus in three separate incidents, and after the third, the rooster crows (as predicted), and then Jesus looks straight at Peter — from a distance — reminding Peter of what Jesus had earlier predicted at the Last Supper, and then Peter wept bitterly, aware of his HUGE failures.

But if you look at verse 54, it says that after Jesus was first arrested, Peter “followed at a distance”.

Is that my first wrong step, too? Do I follow at a distance and then — just as Peter — try to blend in with crowd? What will come next? Something to ponder today.

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About Tim Harrison

Saved by grace and living my faith out in the unshakeable Kingdom of God.
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