Caught in the Net of Grace: Peter’s Story: Passion Week: Part II

Peter’s Perspective Part II

Katherine's Chronicle

When we reached Gethsemane, a place known for its olive press, Jesus spoke again, “Sit here while I pray.” Then He took James, John, and me with Him and went a little further. He turned to us, and, even in the darkness, I sensed His distress. I heard the anguish in His voice. “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death. Stay here, watch, and pray.” With that He went a short distance and fell to the ground…

The next thing I remember, I was being tapped on the shoulder. I looked through sleepy eyes into the face of Jesus. “Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter temptation. The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak.”

I wanted to pray. I needed to pray. I tried to pray, but I was exhausted. My eyelids grew heavy…

I felt myself…

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About Katherine Wacker

Katherine Wacker is currently a reviewer for Bethany House Publishers, and Howard Books. She is a Craftsman graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild. She holds a B.A in History from San Diego State-Imperial Valley Campus. In her spare time she likes to read books, watch sports, and do jigsaw puzzles. She lives at home with her parents and dog, Roscoe.
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