By Jacob Bembry
“He was a fragile stone, completely dependent upon his Master and Friend, even as Jesus had insisted on his dependence on the Father.” Michael Card, A Fragile Stone
Peter was a man of faith.
He walked on the water.
Peter was a man of passion.
He cut off the ear of a guard who came to arrest Jesus.
Peter was a man of knowledge.
He proclaimed, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Peter was a man of doubt. He took his eyes off Jesus and sank into the water.
Peter was a man who was fragile. He denied Christ three times after He was arrested.
How many times have we walked on the water and felt great about our lives, our spiritual experiences, our health?
How many times have we passionately stood by a friend or stood on a principle?
How many times have we proclaimed that we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior?
How many times have we doubted that God will meet our needs?
How many times have we been fragile?
I have felt as if I have been thrown to the floor and shattered, time after time, but the Potter reaches down, throws away the shards of broken glass and begins making me new again.
Our God is strong and mighty. He is the Potter and He knows my name.