Scripture references: Matthew 16:13-23, Get behind me; Luke 23:28, John 19:20-22, crowds watching.
Peter recalls when Jesus said that he would be killed, and Peter tried to stop him from going to Jerusalem.
It was a struggle to keep sight of Jesus on the way to Calvary. Not that he could make any speed, weak as he was, and with the soldiers, the crowds watching him go by, the hundreds who seemed to be following him.
I heard he had fallen, even with Simon on hand to help. I saw blood on the stones as I came up behind. Always I was behind him.
‘Get behind me, Satan!’ he once said. And now it comes to this: what was God thinking of?
And now it comes to my turn. Lord I am behind you, but not far behind now!
Jesus, remember me, when you come into your Kingdom!