After centuries and millennia of reflecting upon the order of creation, one would think we
have a pretty good handle on it. Certainly, since Rene Descartes (philosophically) and
Isaac Newton (scientifically) laid the foundations for a mechanical view of the universe,
we have made huge strides in understanding and engaging life with great inventions,
inspired by deeper insights into the nature of things.
For example, understanding the nature of gravity has helped us escape our own earth's
gravity and explore the space between ourselves and neighboring planets. Discovering
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.