By Greg Laurie
“Listen! The LORD’S arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call. It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.”
The last miracle that Christ performed before He went to the cross wasn’t raising Lazarus from the dead or healing someone who had leprosy. No, the last miracle He performed was returning an ear to the head of the high priest’s servant—an ear that His disciple, Simon Peter, had cut off with a sword.
When the temple guard and the Roman soldiers arrived in the Garden of Gethsemane to arrest Jesus, Simon Peter was so frustrated that he pulled out his sword and took a wild swing. And off came Malchus’s ear.
Peter probably was aiming for the servant’s head, honestly. But he was a fisherman, not a swordsman.