Lectionary: 279Reading 1
"Who was I to be able to hinder God?" Peter remains open to the Holy Spirit and follows the way the Spirit leads him. He could have dug in his heals and let his human will get in the way, but he stayed true to God's will.
One more thing: Jesus is the good shepherd and will not lead you astray. Trust the Holy Spirit to guide you, especially when you hear the 'thieves' coming over the fence who try to distract you from being the mom God wants you to be. You know, the voices that tell you you're not living up to society's standards of a super-mom. You don't look good enough, or have your kids enrolled in enough programs, or keep your house decorated and pristine. UGH! Take a moment and be still and listen for your shepherd's voice. His is the only one that counts!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for leading me home to you in heaven. Help me to remember to listen for your voice, when the distractions of the world overwhelm me. In your name I pray, Amen.