Who’s lacking?

Peter was a follower of a man named Jesus.  Jesus represented everything Peter hoped for in the Messiah.  Jesus performed miracles, He spoke with great power, He revealed the hidden nature of people, and He loved people with a love no one had seen before . . . except there was one thing more Peter hoped for in a Messiah: kingship.  Peter thought Jesus lacked one thing: taking back their nation from the oppressive, radically immoral, foreign-nation government.

And because Peter thought Jesus was lacking in something, he failed to see God’s plan.  And because he failed to see God’s plan, he abandoned Jesus when He needed friends the most.

Jesus proved that He could live without sin without any friends.

The question is, can we live without Jesus?

Without the intervention of Jesus in prayer and the words He gave Peter before Peter abandoned Him, I think Peter would have committed suicide.

When we think Jesus is lacking, we are the ones who go without.  We lose touch that He is God, and He is the Upholder, not us.

He rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us safe into the kingdom of his dear Son, by whom we are set free, that is, our sins are forgiven.

Christ is the visible likeness of the invisible God. He is the first-born Son, superior to all created things. For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him. Christ existed before all things, and in union with him all things have their proper place. He is the head of his body, the church; he is the source of the body’s life. He is the first-born Son, who was raised from death, in order that he alone might have the first place in all things. For it was by God’s own decision that the Son has in himself the full nature of God.Through the Son, then, God decided to bring the whole universe back to himself. God made peace through his Son’s blood on the cross and so brought back to himself all things, both on earth and in heaven. (Colossians 1:13-20, GNT)

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