Humpty-Dumpty (65 of 70) by Jerry Watts

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Humpty-Dumpty (65 of 70)
Series: Mark - God's Message for Today
Jerry Watts
Mark 14:54, 66-72

All of us know the story or at least the little poem about Humpty Dumpty. Goes like this, ''Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.'' We know how true these words are because we have watched as political leaders, preachers, actors, sports figures, and even common people have fallen. Everybody has one thing in common when they fall, and that is, it hurts. It not only hurts the individual, most of the time there is huge fallout and hurt around them.

If you read and study or, if you're old enough to remember, you'll know about the rise in the fall of many notable people (I.E. Rock Hudson, Richard Nixon, O. J. Simpson, etc). Just like Humpty Dumpty, these folks sat on a wall (a wall privilege and prestige, if you will) and every one of them fell off the wall.

The apostle Peter knew what it was to set on the wall privilege with Jesus. Consider that he was one of the inner circle of 3 (Peter, James, and John). Interestingly enough, he was not just one of the 3, but in most instances he was the lead of the 3. He knew what it was to walk with Jesus, he knew what he was to receive a personal call from Jesus, he knew what he was to watch Jesus heal sicknesses and cast out demons. He had been privileged to see the dead raised, to see the Transfiguration of our Lord with Moses and Elijah, and he was invited into the deep part of the garden of Gethsemane to pray with Jesus. Quite likely, if you would have held a vote to see who was most likely to take up the mantle of leadership after Jesus departed, it would've been Peter who would have been selected. He was the most likely to succeed. Certainly, he sat on the wall.

There is one thing we should keep in mind about sitting on wall, it hurts when you fall.

Just for the sake of being on the same page, let's take just a few moments and be reminded of how we got to where we are right now. Jesus and t ...


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