Oneta 84


In the past I have espoused the idea that Peter, James, and John were Jesus’ inner circle among the disciples because they were present when Jesus had a need—such as to go heal someone—rather than that he just preferred them to the other disciples. Such is the reward for faithfulness, for spending time with Him.

In the selection Acts 1:21-26, there is another incident that shows a reward for faithfulness. Who were the two men who were nominated to take Judas’ place? Joseph Barsabas and Matthias. Peter said, “…it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us…” Sort of like the two alternates who are appointed to sit on juries. They are witnesses just in case they are needed.

Did you get that?  Just in case you are needed.  Do you spend time close to Jesus, just in case he needs someone ready, willing, and waiting?

Would he ever say “Where is Oneta; I need someone to go with me or to go for me?”

My Prayer:  Lord, I confess I do not respond to your call for prayer when you call me.  Please forgive me.  Holy Spirit, I purpose to do better in obeying your call to prayer.  

What is yours?

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. pranabaxom says:

    My prayer? Peace be on us all.

  2. pranabaxom says:

    Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

  3. Faye says:

    Thank God for His wonderous eternal Presence and Promises. All of us loved and welcome in His Presence. Let us LOVE Him in return.

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