Meditation for Perfectionists – Saturday October 23, 2021
What About Him?
John 21:15-25: “Lord, what about him?” (v.21).
“Peter, do you care about me more than all the other important things in your life?” asked Jesus.
“Oh, yes, Lord,” answered Peter. “You know I do.”
“I have a plan for you, Peter,” responded Jesus.
“I’m calling you to supervise, guide and nurture those who choose to believe in me after I’m gone.
“Lord, what’s your plan for him?≤ Peter pointed toward his friend, John.
Peter’s inquiry marred the intimacy of the moment. Perhaps he had not fully sensed the magnitude of Jesus’ forgiving and compassion words. Did Peter feel responsible for his colleague’s present and future state before
Some of us, like Peter, may be so concerned with someone else’s spiritual reaction that we neglect to deal honestly with our own response to God’s call. You and I are individually responsible for who we are and what we decide before God. We do not have to make spiritual decisions for other people. Allowing others to develop their own spiritual relationships frees us to relax and enjoy serving
Lord, I always believed it was more godly for me
to be concerned with my loved ones’ spiritual welfare than my own.
Now I’m beginning to see that being honest
and straight before you offers us all more freedom.
I want to serve you.
Please help me.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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