In an entry on the 22nd I wrote that Salome, mother of Zebedee’s sons (and a follower of Jesus) had come to me in an anagram. I included the Bible verse, Mark 16:1 wherein she is mentioned by name. To my delight, that is the place where our minister started today, reading through to the end of Mark. He said this had been on his mind all week, but he wasn’t sure why. This verse, where they (Mary, Mary and Salome) were told, (in verse 6), “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” (and verse 7) “But, go and tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you” was read. It’s the “—and Peter—“ part that was most important in his sermon today.
For Christ, having been denied three times by Peter, still loved Peter very much, and Peter became the rock on which the church was built. How many of us could trust another so much, as Christ did, even after Peter had denied Him? It was a good sermon, God made it so. The last verse of the 16th chapter, “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen”
It confirms His love for us, and that many of us are not only on the same page, but on the same verse. As I told you, “God works that way with me; I am shown something to study and it makes it more pertinent.”