Lenten Reflection for Sat 3/16/2013



Psalm am: 102, 108
pm: 33 Jeremiah 23:9-15 Romans 9:1-18
John 6:60-71


So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?”  Simon
Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the
words of eternal life,  and we have believed, and have come to know,
that you are the Holy One of God.”  —-John 6:68-69

Here we have our beloved Peter speaking words of wisdom. We know
that Peter can be rash and reckless ( just like me)! I think that is why I
love him so much. And yet, the other reason I love him is that he almost
always did “get it” – he knew in his inner being that Jesus was the
Messiah and our Lord. Peter was a Jewish man who decided to follow
Jesus, away from all that was familiar and comfortable. The Master
asked him to throw aside long-held religious beliefs. Peter could have
simply walked away with the majority of the disciples who left Jesus at
this time because they were freaked out when Jesus told them that in
order to have eternal life they must eat his flesh and drink his blood; it
sounded like madness.
But Peter understood that His Lord was speaking of spiritual things, of
things beyond the literal. Maybe he did not fully comprehend all that
Jesus was saying to him but Peter’s faith was sufficient to keep him by
Jesus’ side. True faith calls for us to believe in Jesus as the Holy One of
GOD and to be reassured that all will be revealed to us – as GOD wills
it and when GOD wills it. How comforting
to know that Peter was right when he said
that Jesus brings the way to eternal life.

Lori Clark Robinson
Wife, Sister, Grammy, Animal Lover,
Community Advocate




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