by PamFord Davis
9/22/2009 / Devotionals
What is a macho man? Rugged men of superior strength do not boast in stamina and abilities. Their actions speak for them and onlookers are drawn to them as a moth to a flame. The Twelve Disciples were no wimps; but Peter may have been the most magnetic in the select group. Peter could be described in a variety of ways; boring is not among them!
Do you remember a book turned into a movie titled "The Big Fisherman?" My older cousins Don and his wife Pat took me to the drive inn movie to see the film. I was a very young girl and remember no details of the dramatization of the Apostle Peter's colorful life. The strange part is I remember it as being very important and special, as something a person should almost honor I hope to have an opportunity to view the movie as an adult and even more, as a follower of Christ. The macho fisherman left his occupation and nets behind to follow Jesus. In their early relationship Peter did not understand the deity of Jesus; he only followed taking baby steps in a life long journey. He made many bloopers and blunders; but one statement is flawless and needs to be expressed by all. Jesus questioned the disciples about His identity "Who do men say that I am? So they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elijah, and others one of the prophets. He said to them, but who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said to Him, You are the Christ (Mark 8:27b-29 NKJ)." Those four words transformed Peter from a commercial fisherman to "The Big Fisherman" who began fishing for lost men!
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, also in Mary HollingsworthÃ¢s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.
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