Easter trail 5

Congratulations, you’ve found the fifth egg!

Rooster - egg image

Peter’s Denial – While Jesus had been eating with his disciples, he had warned them that one of them would betray him. Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples was horrified, “Not me,” he cried, “I would never betray you.” “It is not you,” Jesus explained, but he knew that Peter would deny knowing Jesus, he said:

I tell you the truth, tonight, before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don’t know me.”

Matthew 26 v34

After Jesus was arrested, Peter was waiting in a courtyard to hear what was happening. Somebody recognised him as one of Jesus’ followers, Peter was scared so he denied that he had ever known Jesus. Then someone else asked him, and somebody else. Each time, Peter denied that he had known Jesus. After Peter denied Jesus three times, a rooster crowed, and Peter remembered what Jesus had told him would happen.