Thursday, May 3, 2012

Return to Comfort

As I read through the gospel accounts I have found it very intriguing that the one man that God would reveal the nature of His son to would also be the same man who would deny even knowing Him. There is something else for you to think about Peter lived with Jesus everyday for roughly three years, they were close friends, and he saw the miracles Jesus preformed; even with all of that when Christ died Peter ran back to what was comfortable for him…fishing.
I don’t want to seem judgmental because to some degree we all may run from God back to some things that are comfortable to us (whether good or bad). A great thing we can take away from this is that even though Peter would deny Christ because he was gripped by the fear of man, he would be allowed to follow Him again. Not only would he follow Christ he would lead become a great leader in the church, bringing about the conversion of over 3,000 men on the day of Pentecost.
To encourage you today, Paul tells us “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1 ESV) Take hope if you have been like Peter, repent of your sins and fully trust and love the Lord and He will restore you to life.

Live Long, Pray Hard, Die Well!

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