What can be said about Peter that has not been said? I don’t know, but as I was reading I reflected on his determination to not deny the Lord. Before his denial, the Lord took him, James, and John out nearby to where He desired to pray. The three disciples were fatigued. They genuinely wanted to stay with Jesus as He prayed, knowing this was a time of great anxiety for the Lord. They had been with Him through the years, and in this stressful time they most surely wanted to be there and support him (not that they knew what to do or say). The Lord returns from His area and time of prayer and finds them all sleeping. He speaks to one, but He speaks to all, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak” (Mark 14:38). It was not long after this that Peter denied the Lord.

#prayer, #temptation, #weakness