These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder); Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
It’s natural for us to remember someone for one thing that they have done in their life…
Good or Bad.
Often times, our lives become known for one defining moment that occured during our time.
Reading this excerpt from Mark 3, I can’t help but think about the few words that follow many of the disciples’ names.
- Simon (who Jesus called “Peter”)
- James and John (known as the “Sons of Thunder”)
- Judas (who betrayed Jesus)
When people describe you, how do they see you?
When you are no longer living your life, what will people remember?
What will be written of you?
Will they see you as someone like Peter, who when Jesus changed, it was an obvious transformation?
Will they see you like James and John, who when Jesus called, they left everything (including their father) to follow Him?
Will they see Judas, who would betray Jesus and deliver Him for His execution?
I never want to have the term “betrayer” attached to my name.
Instead, I want people to see my bold faith.
To see that Jesus changed me forever when He got control of my life.
What will you be known for?