Not Just the Hight and Mighty

Not Just the High and Mighty

As the early days of the Jesus movement were unfolding many things were happening to convince people about Jesus as the “One.” In Acts chapter nine there is the raising of Tabitha, a woman who cared for the poor, and the gossip about Saul of Tarsus changing sides, and then there is that little aside in Acts 9:43, “And Peter stayed a long time in Joppa, living with Simon, a tanner of hides.” It may very well have been that Peter was a well healed commercial fisherman but he did not mind associating with a “tanner of hides.” I take it that Simon the tanner may have been a shoemaker. So be it. The Gospel was for everyone. And there just a short walk from Lydda in Joppa (or Joffa) was Simon’s home as you can picture it in the photo above. This new world order continues to break into our lives when we learn to embrace everyone with the love of Christ. No matter our rank or status God’s love is everywhere and for everyone. That love heals, forgives, and comforts every day – hearts are changed and the world is better because of it. Peter befriended me that day too.

Be Well…

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About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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