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What happens when all the things you were sure of get turned upside-down.  Peter lived as a successful fisherman and enjoyed his simple life.  But, then, Jesus passed by and invited him on a Journey that was to change both Petr and the world.  Now that the Church was beginning to be established outside the walls of Jerusalem, Peter was growing into the Leader of the movement.

As he was praying one day at Lunch time, God used the moment to teach Peter, that things were changing.  He set in front of Peter every form of non-kosher food imaginable and told Peter to kill and eat.  Peter, thinking this is a trick told the Lord, NO!  Then God told Peter—“Do Not Call anything impure, that God has made clean!” Peter was about to begin the ministry to the Gentiles.

God always planned to seek and save all that were lost.  He had hoped to use the entire nation of Israel to lead others back to him—but, He did start with the original group to begin the process.  Peter,, the honest and devout leader a[was the best choice to begin the work.

We are to continue that work.  Like Peter, God is reminding us that we are not to judge folks, instead we are to draw them back to him so he can save and restore them as his own.  We do not get to judge the worthiness of others, but, instead we are to simply share God’s love and impact on our lives.

As we are doing that, God will make clean all that the world has left impure.  Meanwhile, we must simply trust him and allow him to work through us as he worked through Peter.

God Bless You

 

About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”

14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”

15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

17 While Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius found out where Simon’s house was and stopped at the gate. 18 They called out, asking if Simon who was known as Peter was staying there.

19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you. 20 So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.”

21 Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?”

22 The men replied, “We have come from Cornelius the centurion. He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people. A holy angel told him to ask you to come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say.” 23 Then Peter invited the men into the house to be his guests.