Delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God
It was all part of the plan. Do you trust in God? I have written before about how too often I do not. I try to take matters into my own hands, and I make things a mess. I make my soul a mess, I make my life a mess. Relationships can be broken, and I ignore God and God’s call.
That is the problem with sin. It is messy and it is ugly. What a whirlwind Peter experienced in the days before today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles. His denial, the passion, the crucifixion, the resurrection. And it is easy to see that Peter is a changed man. He is not who he was before, because the Holy Spirit came into his heart and soul.
The beauty of the Easter Season is the realization that in all things God is trustworthy. Of course, not always can we see it, there are times it requires trust. We have to not only know the events of Jesus, but more importantly to allow these events to seep into the depths of our being.
To be sure, this is not always easy. The Acts of the Apostles is a book where the plan of God is not always clear. The immediacy of our choices can seem so much more appealing than the long term grace in our hearts. The Incarnation and Resurrection of Jesus was a plan so awesome it was centuries in the making.
So as we bask in the glow of the resurrection, let us ask God to increase our trust so that we can more fully believe. God has a plan for you and for me. Seek the Lord while he may be found and ask God to help you to accept your call by God to do great things.
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