Please look carefully at the altar, all the people are coming to the Lord! The majesty, the love and the awe in the people for their LORD.
To Joe Pace and the Colorado Mass Choir ~
Let Everything That Hath Breath
Mark 8:27-2927 And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.”
Didn't we, as church goers, grow up thinking Peter got to be the first Pope because he arrived at the answer first. Ta da. Then as we study the Scriptures, we see John 1...
35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).
Cephas heard from his brother (Andrew), who heard from John the Baptist.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Well, being awkward - I don't know always how to do that. Maybe the LORD will grow this in me as Fruit. (Come on, Jesus!)
But actually this Proclamation of Jesus Christ as Lord, is important. For the same reason John the Baptist said, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”"
Jesus, who knows us better than we know ourselves. Jesus understands Peter's heart. We are Jesus' beloved, who believe.
Blessed are You, O LORD Most High, God the Almighty. You sent us your son, JESUS.