REDEEMING THE CHAOS

Never, Ever! – Come and See! Chapter 7
Laurie Christine
Laurie Christine
March 11, 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 7 – NEVER, EVER!.

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 book includes 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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NEVER, EVER! – Told by Peter, A Disciple of Jesus

Stinky Feet, Come and See Chapter 5

“Jesus, what are you talking about? You can’t just leave us! Are you going back to Galilee? Why can’t we go with you?”

PETER, DISCIPLE OF JESUS

After we had finished our meal, Jesus continued to talk to us. “My friends and brothers, I will not be with you much longer. The time has come for me to be glorified, and God will also be glorified because of me.”

What was Jesus talking about? He wasn’t going to be with us much longer? I had heard him say things like this before, but it never made any sense to me.

Jesus continued, “You won’t be able to come with me to the place I am going. But while I am gone, I want you to continue to love each other. Love each other in the same way I have loved you!”

What does he mean? Why can’t we go with him? Wanting to find out what he meant, I boldly asked, “Jesus, what are you talking about? You can’t just leave us! Are you going back to Galilee? Why can’t we go with you?”

“No, Peter, I’m sorry.” Jesus’ brow furrowed, and I could see a deep sadness in his dark eyes. “You can’t come with me now, but you’ll be able to follow me later.”

My face grew hot, and I clenched my fists. “Why can’t I come now, Lord? I would do anything for you — anything! I’d even die for you if that’s what it takes!”

Jesus’ eyes grew moist, and he met my gaze. “Peter, the truth is, this very night you will abandon me.” 

Now I was really getting frustrated. “Lord, I will never abandon you! Never ever! Even if everyone else deserts you, I will stay with you!”

“Oh, Peter.” Jesus took my shaking hands in his and looked into my face, now hot and sweaty with frustration. “Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, three times you will deny that you even know me.”

No. Way. I would never abandon Jesus. What did he know? I would show him. I would prove to him that I would be faithful. He would see.


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