Paul intimidates me, but Peter...I can relate to Peter.
Impulsive and passionate Peter. So on point sometimes, and so far off others. So sure of his faith, followed by utter failure. Glorious moments...but then...he speaks up too soon, he sticks his foot in his mouth, he has really bad ideas. He even rebukes Jesus at one point.
Oh, Peter. I love that he is an apostle. I love that he was chosen and loved by Jesus with all of his flaws and personality quirks.
Here is another Peter moment i can relate to. Jesus tells him a hard truth about what his future looks like, and Peter’s response is to look over at his fellow apostle and ask, “what about him?”
Jesus responds, “ If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”
Such a tough reminder to us “Peters” to run our own races. What is it to us what others’ races look like.
Our task...Follow Him.