Writing Reflections in the New Year
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“Feed my lambs.” The Lord’s admonition to Simon Peter came to him. “Take care of my sheep.”
Three times Christ instructed a reinstated Peter to guard the flock, feed the sheep. The meaning was clear, Peter, forgiven for his lapse of strength and faith as Christ was beaten and scourged, was now given the command to guide the infant Church.
“God, I’ve got to tend these sheep now. Minister to them. I need to use my skills to save the work of Sarah’s hands when I’d rather be with her. Keep watch on her, Father. Ease her pain, her suffering. Give her the gift of peaceful sleep; time for her body to heal. Take care of her.”
Gone were any notions that God might be too buys to handle a personal entreaty. Craig’s prayer was one-on-one, a direct line to Heaven.” (page 129)