Peter, the apostle. This is normal.
I’m stuck in the Atlanta airport. Did you know it’s the biggest airport in the world? Lane Googled it last night, so it’s true.
Things that have happened in the airport so far:
I ordered breakfast at noon like the New Mexican-gone-Texan that I am, and breakfast ended at 10am, so was forced to get a sandwich and soup.
The man next to me asked if the soup was good and I was like, yes you can buy me a beer and tell me a pretty just kidding I’m not a total psycho. I said yes the soup is good.
I read all of Psalm 119 on my phone. It’s a hundred something verses. It was great. It doesn’t take long. Man up and do it.
I’m on the hunt for an etiquette book, so I searched on Amazon for a few options. I’m thinking of buying this one.
But back to Peter.
15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another[a] disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest. 16 But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in. 17 Then the servant girl who kept the door said to Peter, “You are not also one of this Man’s disciples, are you?”
He said, “I am not.”
18 Now the servants and officers who had made a fire of coals stood there, for it was cold, and they warmed themselves. And Peter stood with them and warmed himself.
19 The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.
20 Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet,[b] and in secret I have said nothing. 21 Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed they know what I said.”
22 And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, “Do You answer the high priest like that?”
23 Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?”
24 Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
25 Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?”
He denied it and said, “I am not!”
26 One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?” 27 Peter then denied again; and immediately a rooster crowed.
I’ve wanted to write this blog for at least two years. Not kidding. Literally no exaggeration. Then Lane and I were talking about Peter last night, so all my thoughts about Peter are fresh on my brain, and yet I still had no intention to write it.
Then I had a three hour layover in Atlanta and half a beer and thought okay.
I’m sorry I’m building up anticipation (at least, if you feel like that’s what’s happening anyway), that’s not my intention, especially since my thoughts are mostly boring and un-insightful (how is that not a word???). Truly.
I think my main problem is how much flack Peter gets from the ~christian community~ and/or the Church. Okay, so he denied Christ. Okay, it was three times. Okay, apparently he was up against a teenage girl (or some young girl idfk do i look like a preacher to you). Okay.
Well, consider this the SASSY NEAL NIV BIBLE, BECAUSE I HAVE SOME COMMENTARY.
First of all, teenage girls are scary af. I don’t know what they were like back in B.C., but I assume they were awful. Teenage girls are terrifying. It’s a fact. Through the ages, through all cultures, they will always be one of the world’s most volatile, dangerous creatures.
I know because I was one once. I have authority on this, so sit down.
Because this is a thesis, here are some supporting arguments to back up my claim.
No. 1. That one Office episode when Andy is beat up by a girl
No. 2 I Was Once Pressured Into Getting An Actual Tattoo By My Teenage Girl Cousin Wait Wut
i dont want to fn talk about it bye
So in conclusion, teenage girls suck and Peter wasn’t put on this earth to figure them out, he was just put on this earth to write the gospel and stuff.
The whole denying thing. Yeah, that’s unfortunate. Sucks to suck, tbh. And it’s so easy for us to be like, REALLY PETER???? YOU HAD ONE JOB. ONE JOB, I have even heard him be called a coward. I wince when people call Peter a coward, but that’s normal, I’m stable.
It’s so easy for us to dump all over Peter, but truly, honestly, how many of us deny Christ three times a day????? An hour???????? I’m literally drinking a beer right now???????????????? As I type this Bible blog?????????????????????????????
Among other Peter stories from the bible, this one really highlights just how flawed he was. In fact, besides Jesus because duh, Peter is probably my next fave Biblical person, just because I feel so similar to him. I don’t mean that to sound arrogant. We’re talking about one of the most flawed people in the whole bible, here.
Peter was always all about Jesus from the get-go. He never quested Jesus as Savior. JESUS’ OWN BROTHER QUESTIONED HIS SOVEREIGNTY HA IT’S FINE JESUS IS FINE.
Peter was always the first bro to be like Jesus, you are Lord, you’re the king of the world, you’re Leonardo DiCaprio. And then he was always the first one to be like JESUS WHO? NOPE. BAI.
So like I totally get that. My heart feels all in one second then I’m so distracted by the world the next. I am Peter. Hi.
I think that’s all I have to say about this matter. Let’s all pray my plane takes off thanks bye.