As I continue learning more through my Bible reading, I recently had an epiphany. I had heard the story of Peter’s denial of Jesus three times over and over again. I had also heard that Jesus called Peter the rock upon which he was going to build his church. Until my readings this week, I had never connected those two diametrically opposed stories.
Think about it. Would you trust your whole family or business to a person who had lied to you and denied that they even knew you? Yikes. As I thought the idea through a little more, I realized that maybe Peter had to feel that immeasurable pain of realizing what he had done so that he could actually become the rock. That pain may have been exactly what he needed to increase his belief and become the rock.
Maybe some of our own mistakes, embarrassments, or denials, along with the feelings that follow them, are what we actually need to have more faith. Think about it. I am.
Thank you, God, for Truth, Love, and Laughter.
God time, God time, God Time,