Posted by: Postordinandy | September 29, 2014

John 18 (pt 2)

Oh Peter!

Grasping the right end of the wrong sharpened stick,

And brandishing it with infantile certainty.

Neither the first, or last, blood spilt in zealous fury,

But one on record where the God served responds with gentle healing…

(at least in another gospel setting).



Once again the tired leader of wilful boys,

Quick to re-demonstrate the power of faithful obedience,

Reaches out with hands soon to be stretched further,

To heal one,

And take the cup for all.


And Malchus,

Ear restored as quickly as it had been brutally taken,

Fades back into the shadows of historical obscurity…


“Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” “

[John 18:10-11]


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