Daily Lenten devotional 3.11.16

Day 31, Week 5:  Strength in the Lord (Rock)

Read:  Matthew 16:18

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Can you relate to Peter’s blunders?  He tended to put his foot in his mouth and fail spectacularly.  I remember several times when I made a fool of myself among other believers whom I wanted to impress.  I understand the embarrassment of speaking before thinking.  What amazes and comforts me is that Jesus chose Peter as the disciple to lead the church.  He overlooked Peter’s mistakes, valued his boldness, and saw his heart of faith.  He called Peter a rock—a sure foundation for the church.  Jesus knew Peter’s faith was solid, so he chose to build his church upon that rock.

Reflection:  

Are you a rock that God can build upon?

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