REDEEMING THE CHAOS

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo – Come and See! Chapter 13
Laurie Christine
Laurie Christine
March 17, 2021

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Welcome to this special Easter edition of Redeeming the Chaos with Laurie Christine! 

Come and See! 30 Family Bible Stories for Easter

A FAMILY DEVOTIONAL FOR EASTER

For 30 days leading up to Easter, I will be reading to you from my easter devotional book, Come and See! 30 Family Bible Stories for Easter.  

Today, I am reading Come and See! Chapter 13 – COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO.

Come and See!  invites families of elementary-aged children to experience firsthand the anticipation, the sorrow, the tragedy, the fear, and the ultimate triumph of Jesus’ death and resurrection. 

Through the eyes of six eye witnesses, you will be led on a journey through the busyness of  the streets of Jerusalem, to the despair of Golgotha, and finally to the celebration of the empty grave.

This bookincludes 30 short devotional stories, each with accompanying Scripture references and questions for discussion and imagination.

We are going to be reading one story each day leading up to Easter.  You’re welcome to grab the kids and listen together for your family Bible time.  Or, if you would rather read to your kids on your own, you can DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF THE ENTIRE EBOOK HERE.

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COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO – Told by Peter, A Disciple of Jesus

Stinky Feet, Come and See Chapter 5

He was right. He was absolutely right. I had denied that I even knew who Jesus was. I covered my face with my hands. Oh, how did I ever let this happen?

PETER, DISCIPLE OF JESUS

About an hour had passed, and the sky was just beginning to show a hint of pinkish-gray at the horizon, indicating that the sun would soon be rising. I stood near the gate of the courtyard when a young soldier brushed passed me. Turning to look up at my face, his eyes grew wide. “Hey! Didn’t I see you with Jesus? You’re one of his disciples, aren’t you? I could tell from your accent.” Before I knew what was happening, the man called a few of his buddies over. “Take a look at this guy — wasn’t he one of Jesus’ followers? I could swear I saw him back in the olive garden with Jesus.”  

Again, I could feel the heat creeping up into my cheeks, despite the coldness of the early morning air. I stamped my foot and insisted adamantly through gritted teeth: “I… do… not… know… the… man!” Seriously, people. Can’t you just leave me alone? Just then, the sun peeked up from below the horizon and a rooster crowed, signaling the beginning of the day. 

At once, I remembered what Jesus had said to me back in the upper room where we ate our dinner the night before: “Before the rooster crows, you will declare three times that you don’t even know me.” I shuddered. He was right. He was absolutely right. I had denied that I even knew who Jesus was. I covered my face with my hands. Oh, how did I ever let this happen?

To make matters worse, the doors of Caiaphas’ house finally opened, and two guards came out, dragging Jesus along with them. His nose was bleeding, and his cheek was black and blue. Jesus lifted his head and turned in my direction, as if he knew exactly where I was standing. His eyes met mine, and I cringed. Did he know? Did he know what I had just done? He said nothing, but his eyes communicated everything: You denied that you even knew me. It wasn’t anger or accusation that I saw in his eyes, but profound disappointment — the kind of sadness you feel when one of your best friends lets you down. As indeed I had done. I ran out of the courtyard and buried my face in my hands as uncontrollable sobs racked my body. I had never been so ashamed in my life.


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