When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” (Luke 5:8) Depart! I am a sinner! Get away from me Jesus! Do you hear the sorrow in Peter’s voice? The agony? The urgency? Because of the fishing miracle Jesus had just performed, Simon Peter knew (or at least has some idea) that he was in the presence of a Man of great power and significance. Whether or not he knew he is in the presence of God, I don’t know. But what […]
Will You Go to Heaven?
Will You Go to Heaven? I remember a period in my life, a very long period in fact, where I could not honestly answer that question. I thought the answer was no, I was not going to heaven. I believed, like many, that Heaven was for the perfect. I believed Heaven was for those people that had their lives all figured out, had God all figured out, went to church every Sunday and Wednesday, and obeyed every commandment. I believed Heaven was for the person who had never committed adultery, had never lied or stolen, […]