Of all the apostles, Peter has always seemed very human to me ... he always wants to step out in faith but, like all of us, his eyes can fall away from Jesus, he starts to step away from the path, and he begins to sink. Isn't that the journey that we all walk? Jesus always called out Peter for extra teaching and extra encouragement because he needed it. Just as we need it.
May my reading of I Peter give me the encouragement that I need.
I Peter is a great reminder that our eternity begins when we accept Jesus. Times will be tough. We will learn and be refined by those tough times. But we have to hang tough with the One who made it all possible.
Today is just today. This world is just this world. But God's word and His prescriptions for how we are to live are enduring. We are to love one another regardless of what life hands us. Life gives us lemons to teach us how to make lemonade. God gives us instruction so that in this life ... in this world ... we may be holy just as He is.