Invisible Enemies from Trusted Friends

Invisible enemies can come from trusted friends.  Peter meant well. His heart was (generally) in the right place, but his thoughts were limited and led him to wrong conclusions.  Just moments before, Peter had made a brilliant and insightful statement, a revelation given to Him by God, when he said to Jesus: “You are the Christ (anointed one), sent by God!” But, after Jesus told His followers that He would suffer and die, Peter refused to believe it and began to rebuke Jesus, arguing against what He said, sternly confronting Him.  Can… Read More

Blinded By My Own Perspective

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! (‭Luke‬ ‭13‬:‭34‬ ESV) Both of my kids are certified lifeguards. They were trained to recognize the signs of someone who is having trouble in the water, and to respond accordingly. However, when a person is struggling in the water, they can begin to panic. Often a drowning victim will even fight against… Read More