This Lent: Let me know: It is Good that We Are Here

 

Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” (Matthew 17:4)

Peter wasn’t making a casual observation here. Instead and even he may not have realized it when he said it, he was commenting on a deeper spiritual thing. There was a lesson being taught here and Peter was in the perfect place to learn it. But even more so, Peter was where he needed to be in his journey with Christ.

The journey wasn’t complete by any stretch of the imagination. Peter had yet to suffer many trials before he was finished. However at this moment in time he was right where he needed to be. He was called, he was experiencing the Lord. He took up the call, he followed Jesus through thick and thin, through the death of his beloved Jesus, to his own gruesome death many years later. He stayed the course knowing that Jesus was holding his hand all the time.

How many of us are that sure of our place on the journey, have answered the call and followed the path in spite of everything? How many of us acknowledge that God is by our side holding our hand no matter what? Pray about it today.

Most awesome and loving Jesus, thank you for all the gifts you have given me, for all the trials you have put in my path, because they serve you and help me to see your graciousness. Lord Jesus hold my hand as I travel through this world. Guide me in your light. Let me be like Peter and no matter what the circumstances say and feel; “Lord it is good that we are here.” All this I pray through your most merciful and forgiving Son Jesus. Amen.

All for the Glory of God,

Chris

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