For those who read my personal blog, you’ll recognize this post. I just couldn’t stop thinking about it and so wanted to share with my Inspired by Life…and Fiction friends as well.
I have always felt a great affection for Simon Peter. Who doesn’t love a guy who jumps out of a boat without a second thought at the call of his Master?
I know I’m going to love getting to meet Peter in eternity and listen to him tell even more stories about Jesus than what would fit into the Bible (or into all of the books in the world, according to John 21:25).
Earlier this month, as I was reading John 13:5-9, about Jesus washing the feet of His disciples, I was struck again by Peter’s ardent, passionate, ebullient love for His Lord. But something else struck me too, and I quickly jotted this in the margin of my Bible above verse 9:
Enthusiastic, impetuous Peter. Loving Jesus with his whole heart but still trying to be in control. Could this be me, too?
Do I meet Jesus with great enthusiasm and wholehearted love, and yet still try to be in control of everything around me rather than resting in Him and letting Him do unto me (and in me) what He will?
It’s something to ponder.