That’s right, I’m not particularly good at what I write about on this blog, specifically, reflecting the nature of Jesus in my attitudes and countenance. There’s this old story, it’s not scripture, or even a Christian tradition, just an old story, about Peter. And it goes like this:
Jesus was standing near the lake of Gennesaret, and he wanted to teach the crowd but he had a problem. The crowd was too big. The people were pressing Jesus toward the water’s edge. So he sees a couple of empty boats nearby and he jumps into one of them. Then he asks Peter to put the boat out a little way from shore so he can teach from the boat. That way everyone in the crowd can hear him. (Up to this point everything’s confirmed in scripture, Luke chapter 5 to be specific, but here’s where the story becomes just a story.)
So the story goes that Jesus assigned Peter to hold onto the boat while Jesus taught, and that the reason he asked Peter to do this is because it would keep Peter close to Jesus. And, Jesus knew that no one listening that day needed to hear what he had to say more than Peter.
That’s how I feel about this blog. Like Peter–no, not like Peter but much more so–Jesus knows he has a problem child on his hands, so he assigned him to write this blog, because no one reading it needs to hear Jesus’ words more than I do, and it’s the only way he can keep his problem child where he needs to be: close to Him.
I thought you should know.