Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 352

  1. “…when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go” (John 21:18).

Peter will die. This is the difficult truth Jesus lays before His gregarious disciple. Peter had pledged to die for Jesus and then crumbled at first sign of threat. But he will die. Like a shepherd, he will sacrifice for the sake of the sheep. He will die feeding them. And he will die, much in the same manner that he saw his Master die. In this moment, Peter’s place among the disciples is clearly restored, but restored for a darkening future. He’s not alone either, for every man tasting breakfast on that beach that morning will taste a similar fate.


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