What changed with the roosters?

I wanted to write up an extremely insightful post about the deep spiritual message about Peter in the last few days of Jesus’s life on earth. Something about the time between when the rooster crowed and when he ran to the tomb to see if what he’d heard was true, that Jesus wasn’t there.

You see, Peter was a disciple, a devout follower of Jesus, and was willing to die for Him, as recorded in Luke 22:33. So I am trying to put myself in Peter’s position, with such a confidence in my relationship with Jesus.

Then you get to the part where a rooster crows and everything changes. Fast forward to a few days later and women who had gone to visit Jesus’s dead body in the tomb report that HIs body is no longer there. Those women tell the disciples and who was it running to the tomb? Peter.

So my questions for you are these:

  1. What happened in Peter’s mind and heart between the rooster crowing and the empty tomb?
  2. How can this part of Jesus’s life and story, relating to Peter and his own personal journey, be applied to our lives today, in 2018?

I’d truly love to get a conversation going in the comments and I will definitely be anxiously awaiting your take!

-Out of the Wilderness

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6 thoughts on “What changed with the roosters?

  1. I wonder about Jesus’s disciples too, but more Judas. HOW COULD YOU? His act was pre-planned, not like Peter whereby just in a moment of ultimate fear said “I do not know this man” to get away.

    • I know what you mean. Besides having Satan in him when he did what he did, he must’ve just hated Jesus so much. Maybe he always felt convicted and didn’t like that. The only silver lining for Judas is that he fulfilled his purpose in God’s plan, although he had no idea that’s what he was doing in the big picture.

  2. I think Peter was just like we are now. Yes, he was a disciple who got to walk with Jesus, but like us he was human. He had the ability to sin, doubt, and believe. Jesus told Peter he would deny Him 3 times. Jesus knew Peter’s heart. Satan was trying to separate Peter from Jesus. Just like he tries to separate us today. Maybe Peter was asking questions and his faith waviered. I think this is an example for us to be mindful that the enemy is out to distract us but Jesus is fighting for us.

    • That’s a great thought Valerie. Peter does seem to be a really good example to us that even the folks in the Bible that are legends in the faith, if you will, are still very human. Gives us all hope, for sure!

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