My King

Intrigued that John's Gospel mentions the name of the High Priest's servant, Malchus, and that the name means "My King."

The fact that John knew this insignificant servant at all, let alone that he deliberately calls attention to his name, sounds like a sovereign setup!

Think of the personal testimony of this man whom Peter likely meant to kill. He would surely have persuaded many having been in hearing distance of those who would plot to kill Jesus, then rescued by that very man during his garden arrest.

I can only imagine the relationship that formed between these men post resurrection as they began to tell their powerful story.

"Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)"

John 18:10 NIV


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