Tuesday, September 1, 2015
365 Project - Day 244 - "The Rock (Matthew 16:18-19)"
September 01, 2015 - "The Rock (Matthew 16:18-19)"
You were the rock.
You know the one I mean. The strong foundation upon which everything else relies. The rock that holds everything together.
You were that rock... and so it was only fitting that your name was "Peter".
The name "Peter" is a biblical one. It came from Matthew 16:18-19, when Jesus said to Simon:
"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
And with those words "Simon" became "Peter"... from the Greek word "Petros"... the word for "rock".
That was what you were to us. The foundation upon which we all relied. The rock that held us all together.
The rest of us are just stones. We are easily moved... easily tossed about... easily broken.
It hurts being a stone. I'd much rather be a rock.
I'm trying my best...
I'm trying my best.
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