It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself. John 18:18
Peter, who would one day proclaim the Gospel to thousands loudly and boldly, is warming himself by a fire. He feels the coldness on the inside as well. After denying the Savior the first time, it’s pretty safe to assume that there’s a lot of “self-talk” going on inside his head, knowing that others were bound to ask him the same question.
We are not at all unlike Peter. We say we won’t deny Him but our actions, and sometimes our inactions, tell a different story. We, like Peter, cower by a fire, hoping others don’t ask us anything that would require a bold answer.
Here’s the thing though. We have the Holy Spirit in us to make us as bold as Peter was after he saw the resurrected Christ. Ponder that statement for a second.
In fact, “if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.” Romans 8:11