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When Jesus' disciples saw what was about to happen, they asked, “Lord, should we attack them with a sword?” One of the disciples even struck at the high priest's servant with his sword and cut off the servant's right ear. “Enough of that!” Jesus said. Then he touched the servant's ear and healed it. Jesus spoke to the chief priests, the temple police, and the leaders who had come to arrest him. He said, “Why do you come out with swords and clubs and treat me like a criminal? I was with you every day in the temple, and you didn't arrest me. But this is your time, and darkness is in control.”
Matthew, Mark and John also tell this story, but none of them mentions the fact that Jesus healed the servant's ear! This final miracle before the Crucifixion was different from all the others. Instead of this miracle of healing drawing men to faith in Jesus, it simply removed the evidence that would have surely gotten Peter arrested, and for good cause!
How could the servant of the High Priest testify that his ear had been cut off by Peter, when everyone could see the ear was clearly attached to his head as it had always been?
The story of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ was not to be about how Peter saved Him from the crowd, or about how Peter joined Jesus on his own cross that day. It is believed that Peter did die on a cross, but that came much later.
The story of Peter's life was about what Jesus did through him and not what Peter did for Jesus! Your story should be the same. Don't "live your life for Jesus." Rather, let Jesus live His life through you so that His will becomes the headline of every story of your life!
"Lord Jesus, may You be the author of my "Life Story" today. Live in me and through me each moment of today and every day for the rest of my life. May Your Name be praised Now and Forever, Amen!"