Who can resist the look of a hungry pet ?
Scott, our ‘pet’ Seagull, has come to visit us every Spring and Summer morning since 2017. He is always up before me, waiting on the back rocks with great patience, as he anticipates a morning treat. This morning, June 29, looking at the rocks, I am reminded that today is the day of special remembrance, or, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.
Numerous images of rocks appear throughout the Bible.
David, in the Psalms, reminds us often, that the Lord is our rock, our fortress, and our deliverer.
Through tumultuous times, and in every season of testing, our faith stands, solid as a rock.
We will not fear, neither will we be disturbed by turmoil in the world. As we stay focused on Christ, the rock of our salvation, he continues to grant us the peace that passes all understanding.
Today I’ve been meditating on Matthew 16, where the disciple ‘Simon’ recognizes Christ as the Messiah.
At this point, Jesus changes his name to ‘Petros’ (Peter), meaning rock, and announces that he will build his Church on this rock.
Jesus says that nothing will prevail against his church, for she, with all her imperfections, is his Bride.
These are turbulent times, but we have full confidence that, as the Lord promised to Peter, the church, the Body of Christ will endure.
We, members of the church, the Body of Christ, continue to strengthen and encourage each other, having learned, through experience, that the Lord is always faithful to his promises.
Scott’s faithful patience this morning was rewarded with bits of cod fish, leftovers from last night’s dinner, prepared by my husband, R.J, who is an excellent chef.