Maybe you’re sitting next to a roadrunner right now. If you are, why don’t you elbow him or her a little bit? Look at the roadrunner. I see some looks, some evil looks.
Who do you think of Christ’s twelve followers was the ultimate roadrunner? I’ll give you a hint; we talked about him last week. Impulsive roadrunner, like Simon Peter. You’re talking about a roadrunner, think about Simon Peter. You remember when Jesus was walking on the water? What did impulsive Peter do? He jumps out of the boat before he even thinks, makes a roadrunner-like decision. He starts running towards the Lord on the water. Suddenly, he comes to his senses. He begins to sink. “I’m drowning!” And if Jesus hadn’t been right there…. He saved Simon Peter, this roadrunner, from death.
You remember the rock? Simon Peter said, “Jesus, I will not turn my back on you. I’m the man,” and this huge battalion converges on Christ and His followers; they’re going to arrest Jesus. What does the roadrunner do? He pulls out the machete. He does the Zorro thing and he knocks a guard upside the head and his ear falls off. I can almost imagine Jesus saying this as He picked the ear up and healed it, “I apologize for him. He’s been acting this way for the last three years. I don’t know what the deal is.”
The roadrunner. Simon Peter also witnessed the transfiguration of the Lord and he comes up with the absurd idea, “Okay, I’ve witnessed the transfiguration. That’s right. Let’s go ahead and make tents, tabernacles here. We can live here on this mountain happily ever after.” A bad idea, Mr. Roadrunner. Simon Peter—the roadrunner.
Something happened in his life, though. This roadrunner became responsible.© Copyright admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine