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A couple of weeks ago, we considered Peter’s three denials of Jesus. We remember his anguish upon the hearing of the rooster crowing, because Jesus had prophesied of these denials. Today, we return to that story, but see the renewal of commitment. In Peter’s story we are reminded that God loves to give a second chance.
The people of Jerusalem were so excited when Christ entered the city, but this excitement soon turned to anger as they shouted "crucify him." They were only fans for a moment, far from followers. Even the disciples scattered for fear of what might happen to them. Are you a fan or follower of Christ?
Christ invites us to three meals in this passage: the Passover, the meal of His body and His blood, and the heavenly feast to come. And our lives are called to live in response and in anticipation through our lives of service.
Looking forward to Easter Sunday, we see the start of the Passion story, where Judas agrees to betray Jesus, and when God still remains sovereign.
Since Jesus has blessed the pure in heart, his disciples are to passionately pursue purity.
Does our face reflect what we believe? Perhaps it does. How much are we trying to fake? When we spend time with God, WE are changed.