Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, "Your name is Simon, son of John - but you will be called Cephas" (which means "Peter"). - John 1:42 (LAB)
When Andrew brought his brother Simon Peter to meet Jesus, Jesus said, 'You're Simon, son of John - but you will be called Cephas (i.e., Peter, i.e., "a rock.")."
Simon had no idea what Jesus was talking about. He was just a fisherman not "a rock" Right?
While others saw Simon as Simon the fisherman, even Simon could only see himself for what he was.
Jesus, however, saw and called him by what he would become. Same with you. Same with me.
Where you are is not where you will end up and you are not yet who and what you will become. Persevere and be patient with yourself.
It took a while and many failures before Simon the fisherman became Peter the rock.
Published on Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 6:32 AM CDT