2015-02-23 - What Would Paul Say?
What do you ask the man whom the Lord personally chose to be His disciple on Earth? That is what has been on my mind lately. Being a proponent of the Lord is a new way of life for me, and I am traveling to Jerusalem, to meet with disciple Peter for 15 days.
Our backgrounds are diverse, and yet we have some things in common: regret and acceptance. Peter denied knowing the Lord Jesus after Jesus was arrested, and I persecuted those who believed that Jesus was in fact Lord.
While Peter and my situation are different, we both felt guilt over our actions. By God's mercy, we were forgiven. This grace is available to everyone, not just those in ministry. All are welcome to experience God's forgiveness first hand. The prophet Isaiah eloquently spoke on this very subject.
"Come, let's talk this over, says the Lord; no matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can take it out and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool!" (Isaiah 1:18 TLB)
There are many questions to ask Peter. He has an abundance of memories of life with Jesus, witnessing His miracles, and then performing some himself. (Acts 3:6-8) I wonder if Peter will have any questions for me?
Lord, Thank You for putting people in my life who can minister to me. May I also be a blessing to someone in need. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the NIV unless otherwise noted.