Do you ever have your thoughts idly wander from topic to topic without any particular rhyme or reason? We all do. Some call it daydreaming, others woolgathering. One day, the author was just mentally idling when the scene from the Bible crossed his mind of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.
Jesus has spent time in prayer alone while his disciples slept. Then a detachment of temple guards enters Gethsemane, led by Judas Iscariot and a servant of the high priest, Caiaphas, whom the Gospel of John identifies as Malchus. Judas approaches Jesus and kisses him, identifying him for arrest. The guards and the servant of the high priest come to take Jesus when the ever-impetuous disciple Simon Peter draws a sword, strikes Malchus, the servant of Caiaphas, and cuts off his ear. Ouch
What happens next is the reason for this book. Jesus tells Peter to stop and drop the sword. Then you can almost see Jesus stoop to pick up the severed ear and reach out to the servant Malchus. Jesus gently places the ear back into its place, and when his hand withdraws, the ear is completely restored One last miracle before the Cross by the miracle maker
So who is this Malchus? This book gives life to a name and seeks to show how even a person in low social status can ascend both in this world and in the world to come. Hope you enjoy it.