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Once we had the girls settled in for the night, we talked about our day. It was the most wonderful day our family had, ever. Our two daughters, Anna age 14, and Lydia age 12, had accepted Christ. Peter and I, Hanna, were just beyond ourselves for the way that the Lord had blessed us. Peter said when the wind and the flames came He knew in his heart this was the day he had been waiting and praying for since Jesus’ ascension. The passion in the core of his being told him so, as if his soul was on fire. He loved Jesus more than he ever had before. Peter said he could see the hunger in the lost men and women listening to the words of his testimony. It wasn’t only hunger that he could see, soon it was also understanding and belief as if for the first time. They had tears of release and revelation in their eyes. With fifteen different languages, and thousands of souls Peter watched as the Lord still met each one at their need, putting His loving finger at the heart of their heart.
Then Peter told me something that was amazing to me. His mind went back to …
He and the guys were fishing one day and catching nothing. But they were enjoying the water, the breeze and the gently rocking boat. Then Jesus told them, “Cast out on the other side.” So they did. They began to pull the catch in and the nets were tearing! They called another boat over for a little help. The catch was overwhelmingly abundant.
Peter knew instantly in his mind and heart that Jesus was the Son of God and that he was a sinner, dark and impure inside and out.” I, Hanna, told Peter, “we’re all sinners but you’re not an evil man!” But in Christ’s presence He could only fall to his knees saying to Jesus, ‘My Lord, my God! I am a man of unclean lips and deep sin!’ He no longer had any idea what was going on around him on that boat. His eyes weren’t on the miracle, or the profit they were bringing in. His eyes were on Jesus. And the passion in his heart for His Lord blocked any view of the fish and the boat.
Then he said, “Jesus spoke in that gentle way, “No need to be afraid, I know your every sin yet I love you completely. One day in the near future you will be a fisher of souls. Your passion that you have for me now I will cause to grow in you and overflow in selfless love for men and women who are in need of me.’”…
Peter’s mind came back to the 4000 plus our two that had flooded to him this afternoon for baptism. He told me, “Jesus keeps His promises.” Tears began to pour from Peter’s eyes as he was rejoicing with the angels. And he reminded me that “the Lord may not be quick sometimes but He is sure.”
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