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We all know this story, but this morning I lived it. 

“Then Jesus and his disciples walked to the villages near Caesarea Philippi.m On the way, he posed this question to his disciples: “Who do the people say that I am?” 28They replied, “Some say John the Immerser, others say Elijah the prophet, and still others say you must be one of the prophets.” “He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Petero the Rock spoke up, saying, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God!”30Then he warned them not to breathe a word of this to anyone.” From then on, Jesus began to tell his disciples that he, the Son of Man, was destined to go to Jerusalem and suffer great in justicer from the elders, leading priests, and religious scholars. He also explained that he would be killed and three days later be raised to life again. 32Jesus opened his heart and spoke freely with his disciples, explaining all these things to them. Then Peter the Rock took him aside and rebuked him.t 33But Jesus turned around, and glancing at all of the other disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, “Get out of my sight, Satan! For your heart is not set on God’s plan but man’s!”
It was a warm pleasant day as we were all talking together talking and laughing about something or another, John was in his normal places up close to JC (that’s what we call him). Judas, Tim, and Barth were lagging behind as normal and had just shouted wait for us.
when JC asked us “who do people say that I am”? I can’t remember what the other said.
It was as if everything went still, it was like even the leaves were listening to what was about to be said… It was as if JC was looking straight at me, and said who do you say that I am, who do you say that I am, who do you say that I am. As I looked back into those eyes which went on and on you could just get lost in them for hours. But from nowhere I felt God speak deep from with in and out of my mouth came “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God! JC just looked at me and smiled & nodded.
I felt such closeness and warmth I looked around at the other guys, they were just looking at me; I can guess what they were thinkings! at last pet, you hit the nail on the head and James came up and punched me on the arm. and I notice that John just caught JC eye and nodded.

but then JC started to talk about Jerusalem, and being arrested, and then cruixfied. and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and I shouted inside NOOOOOOOOO. I get hold of JC arm and pulled him aside It can’t happen, I won’t let it… NO way will it ever happen.
Then it happened, JC looked at me but this time those eyes were so very different, I felt scared, and then those words hit me, I will never for them as long as I live, “Get out of my sight, Satan! For your heart is not set on God’s plan but man’s”. I didn’t know what to do or where to go, my mouth opened, but nothing came out, I knew what the others were thinking, peter you were doing so well.
but them Jesus came put his arm around me, smiled and I just knew it was going to be ok.