Then a Rooster Crowed

Matthew 26: 31-35, 69-75, John 21: 1-19
A Personal Paraphrase

Why don’t they all just shut up! Can’t they see how dangerous this is? A few more glanced his way, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away?” Peter looked up trying to keep his face in the shadows. Then reinforcing his reply with an oath he said, “I don’t know the man!” At that moment a rooster crowed, and as Peter glanced to where they were holding Jesus, he saw Jesus looking straight back. He wasn’t smiling. Ouch! It was like a dagger to his heart. More