Estelle and Robert: To Know Him

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Chapter 48 (v.1) - Never a Betrayal Like Unto His

Submitted: July 30, 2019

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And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; But found none, despite how many false witnesses came to speak against Him. At long last two liars were found. "Ah, yes, yes, we heard Him say He was able to destroy the temple of God and build in three days! Liar!"

"Aren't you going to say something?" The high priest prodded, "What is this they say?" Jesus was silent, even as the Prophet Isaiah had prophesied, a lamb meek, led to the slaughter. "Speak! Are you the Christ? The Son of God?"

"Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven

"Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."

All went silent, jaws dropped, threads ripped as the high priest ripped his clothes, "Blasphemy! Blasphemy! We need no more witnesses! You have heard His blasphemy! What do you think?"

"He is guilty of death!"

Wads of saliva splattered on the face of Jesus as they mocked and ridiculed Him, slapping Him. "Who did this? Huh? Huh? Who hit You now?"

In the secret of the night, a fake tribunal had taken place, unbeknownst to Estelle who lay awake, dreaming of her wedding.

Peter sat outside the High Priests palace, jumping when a young woman approached him, "Hey, you were with Jesus of Galilee too!"

But he denied quickly, "I don't know what you're talking about!" Still, just in case, he rose up quickly, running into a maid.

"You were with Jesus of Nazareth!"

"I most certainly was not! I don't even know the Man!"

"I most certainly was not! I don't even know the Man!"

Time dragged on. Despite two close calls in quick succession, Peter couldn't bring himself to flee the area. He didn't notice the looks he got from those he stood with warming themselves by the fire.

"Your accent betrays you. You're one of them."

"I don't know Jesus!" Peter began to curse and swear. He'd heard that language for years on the boats and it came so naturally even after three years away from his previous life. It shocked him, but not as bad as when he realized, upon the rooster's crow, he had indeed denied Jesus three times, as He had warned him. Humbled terribly, he fled, weeping bitterly, repentance falling hard and fast upon him.

Humbled terribly, he fled, weeping bitterly, repentance falling hard and fast upon him

Joel wasn't one to wait. No sooner had dawn broke that Mavy was made his wife. Celebrations began. Estelle, though thrilled to be a part of the wedding was distracted. Why hadn't Samuel come? Surely if he had seen her he would have been enthralled by her beauty, and likely got the hint that they should be next...

 


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