We have been thinking about Peter a fair bit over the summer, and he is an engaging Biblical character. We can all see a bit of ourselves in his impetuous actions – sometimes foolish but always driven by passion and compassion. In Luke 22 v 31 Jesus says that Satan wants to pull Peter down but He, Jesus, has prayed for him.
In our church, as we step forward and see signs of growth in many areas, we are conscious of people experiencing those same kinds of attacks – in health, family life, work. And as we worshipped on Sunday God spoke to us about being tempted to hold on to things – whether they are good or bad – when we really need to hold on to Him as He sweeps us up.
What is our response? It can only be to pray: Jesus set us a good example here! We meet on Friday to pray as a church, not just for our needs but for our brothers and sisters in Rugeley. God has called us to fish together – prayer is a good place to start!