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
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."
While Simon himself and others could only see Simon for who he was, Jesus knew Him and called him by whom and what he would become. God sees and relates to us the same.
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 indeed became Peter the rock.
Published on Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 5:19 AM CDT