God’s power and might shows up in ways we don’t expect. If you are anything like me, sometimes we start believing we have God figured out. We know what he has done and what he is supposed to do. I am often pleasantly surprised to find out that God’s ways are not my ways. He does amazing things.
Even when we can’t see him working, he is there. Even when we feel lost, he is there. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Peter loses focus on this reality. He thinks he knows better than Jesus. Jesus rebukes him with perhaps some of the harshest words we ever hear Jesus speak, “Get behind me Satan.”
So how does this story show God’s power? God shows his power through weakness. First, we are reminded that Jesus comes to earth with a mission and that the cross is part of that mission. His death looks like weakness, but his death displays the full power and might of God as Jesus defeats death. The second way is a beautiful reminder for us today: Peter. Despite the harsh rebuke of Jesus, God uses him in a beautiful way.
I pray this video encourages you to be like Peter today. God wants to use you in a powerful way.
If the Gospel is simply boiled down to God loves us, are we the center of the story?
God is love. God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Grace is the invitation of God to share in his love and life. Join us as we journey through the Good News in this series. This is part two of our series on the gospel.