Simon Peter followed Jesus, as did another of the disciples. That other disciple was acquainted with the high priest, so he was allowed to enter the high priest’s courtyard with Jesus, but Peter had to stay outside the gate.” (John 18:15-16 NLT)
On April 25, 1994, an F2 tornado ripped through DeSoto, TX, just south of Dallas. It escalated into an F4 as it slammed into neighboring Lancaster, leaving 3 dead and lives devastated. As part of the Salvation Army first responders, I remember watching people pick through the rubble of their destroyed homes in stunned disbelief. To watch a torn soul stare for hours at a bare slab where their home used to be is completely haunting.
As Jesus was being led away, the Disciples followed at a distance. While it’s easy to say they were cowards, the truth is that their world was being rocked. Although Jesus had told them this was the way, they couldn’t believe it. “The Way” looked to them like a complete failure of eternal proportions. What were they to do now?
When you don’t know what to do, stand firm. Sometimes our world needs rocking to clean up what we wouldn’t take care of earlier. In the midst of the rubble, you will find a new, better life waiting! Don’t worry, God’s way ALWAYS leads to better places! You are loved today! Be at peace!