Today for my Lenten sketch, I was drawn (yeah, I know it’s a rotten pun) to Christ’s prediction of Peter’s denial of Him.
…33But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away.” 34Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” 35Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You.” All the disciples said the same thing too.
Matthew 26: 33-35
It is so easy to put ourselves in Peter’s place and say I would never deny Christ. But don’t we do just that when we cave to the demands of society to keep our religion “in its proper place”? Restricting our faith to the politically correct venues of home and church, creating false separations between our public life and private faith are a denial of Christ and His Lordship in our lives.
I know it can be scary. I know it goes against popular wisdom- never mention religion or politics to avoid offending someone. But who and what is the ultimate authority over your life? Society and popular culture or the Bible and the Great Commission?
I know it costs me readers and subscribers to my newsletter to even mention my faith. However, if it draws even one person one step closer to faith in Christ it is more than worth it.
What about you? What are you willing to risk for the One who gave all for you? Step out in faith, be bold!!
Remember, faith works!