S. O. A. P.
Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
Peter followed him at a distance right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire.
Many theologians believe Peter was most likely the author of this book, although John Mark, the nephew of Barnabas, was the writer. What’s so unique about this is that in this passage Peter let all of his “dirty laundry” be printed for the entire world to see for all time. What Peter tells us is that when it counted the most he didn’t press in to be identified with Jesus. Instead he “Followed Jesus From A Distance” and warmed himself by the fire with Roman Guards, who were ready to help crucify Jesus on command.
As “Followers of Jesus,” it must be our pursuit to follow Him in the “Bad Times” as well as in the “Good Times.” Indeed, our distance in relationship to where Jesus is at any moment determines our inner Love Drive and Passion to be numbered with Him. All of us have made Big Time … “Distance Away From Jesus Mistakes.” But eventually Peter got it right. His “Distance Mistakes” at the cross eventually led to Peter taking up his own cross and following Jesus so closely that he was killed for it. Maybe this issue has been your issue. Why not decide today … No more “Following Jesus From A Distance.”
I’ve made those “Distance Mistakes” before and I’m glad to say “No More.” I’m All In. I’m happy to be numbered among Your followers. Amen