Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; (Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138;) Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20
Only Peter stands up to answer Jesus' question.
As some friends and I ate a picnic lunch, we fell into a rambling conversation about politics, real estate values in an earthquake zone and the virtues of sauvignon blanc over chardonnay. Then I mentioned offhandedly that perhaps I viewed something or other the way I did because I was a Christian. This revelation did not strike me as a big deal. After all, they had been talking about Buddhist meditation, Sufi parables and personal spiritual rituals.
The Hebrew midwives were poised to receive the future that God had promised.