Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said:
“Leaders of the people and elders:
If we are being examined today
about a good deed done to a cripple,
namely, by what means he was saved,
then all of you and all the people of Israel should know
that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean
whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;
in his name this man stands before you healed.
He is the stone rejected by you, the builders,
which has become the cornerstone.
There is no salvation through anyone else,
nor is there any other name under heaven
given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” Acts 4:8-12
This is a great passage for a beautiful (at least if you are on the First Coast like I am) Sunday. It is nice outside (almost too hot though), it was a great day with the family, and a good recharge of the batteries that was needed. And to be honest, I have needed some time like this for a while.
This week has been a real trial for me. It has been interesting in more ways than one. I have discovered that I can make it, if I have a little time to just think, pray and let it all go. Just like Peter, having the will power to stand up for what I know is the right moves to make, despite of what any leaders may think. It is not important to have control, it is important to follow my instincts and what Jesus is telling me to do. This has been a concept that is hard for me, and still something that I am working on. I have always had the need to feel in control of everything…. a false feeling that is always was… but still needed to feel that way. It is hard for me to break that habit. I know I will get there someday, maybe not on the level that Saint Peter has, but I am going to get there.