Today's Daily Bread
Tue. May 24, 2016: 1 Peter 1:10-16; Mark 10:28-31
But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first. There’s often a significant gap between the Lord’s call and the result we think our response should bring. We may willingly take on the role of servant, yet then bemoan, like Peter, how nice guys finish last. We simply have to accept Jesus’ counterintuitive commands. We have to be willing to take the long view, which, in our society of immediate gratification, is indeed a challenge. More than anything else, we must realize that we’ve already received countless gifts of grace, love and mercy. Jesus gave his life for us. What more do we need? Lord, help us to be trusting, faithful and grateful.