by Ivan Parrish

Have you ever made eye contact with someone in a crowded room and know that you are thinking the same thing? It is as if you are having a conversation without speaking a word? That is exactly what Peter encountered with Jesus in the courtyard of the High Priest's house after Jesus had been arrested.

This was early in the morning, probably before sunrise, and Peter had only had a few moments sleep that he had stolen in the Garden of Gethsemane while Jesus was praying. Jesus had warned Peter the night before that he would deny Him three times before the cock would crow. In other words Peter was going to have a complete collapse of faith before the sun would rise.

Peter dismissed the idea as insane and vowed to die …