I would bet that each of us have been like Peter at least once in our lives. Before Peter became the Rock, which was the name Jesus promised him earlier, he was the Denier. It was probably the lowest point in Peter’s life. He was in agony over what he had done. He denied his friend and Lord when Jesus needed him most. In his mind, he had failed. Thankfully for all of us, Peter didn’t stay that way. And neither should we. As I read this story where Jesus predicts that Peter will deny Him, a few thoughts crossed my mind. Jesus never stopped loving Peter even as He told Peter what he was about to do, even in […]
How valuable is it to you to be forgiven?
People often ask, “Why does God allow evil?” It could also be asked another way, “Why does God allow people to do evil when He knows ahead of time what people will choose and the outcome of their choices?” And if a person says they do not believe God knows everything ahead of time, then they would be saying God is not all-knowing and not in control. I don’t think any of us want to believe or follow a God who is not in control or who can be caught by surprise. So then the question becomes “Why does an all-knowing and in-control God still allow us to do evil? The standard answer is usually “free will”, but I believe […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.