Wednesday, 13 February 2013


When Jesus first encountered Simon Peter
He saw him as a stone and named him Cephas;
But it took years of Christ's own patient dealings,
With tenderness, and close and careful teaching,
Before there was a sign of stone appearing.
Adjusted by the graciousness that reached him,
Adjusted by rebuke when it was needed,
Adjusted by the Father's jealous speaking,
Peter began displaying rocklike features;
Yet this was he who, like me, being devious
Denied his Lord and learned the grace of Jesus
Which bore him through the time of bitter weeping.


  1. David, this is beautiful. It's so easy to relate to this.

  2. What I love about your writing is that I can SEE what you express. I'm glad you repost once in awhile because there are many people who have yet to discover your talent. I hope you keep this wonderful blog open.


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