There is an old axiom that is very true: "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Value is a very relative term. For example, I recently read an article about a California man who, while at a garage sale looking for interesting antiques, came across two boxes of old glass photo negatives. Finding them interesting, he talked the seller down from his price of $75 for the lot to $45. Upon further inspection and investigation, it was discovered that these photographs were taken by Ansel Adams, considered by many to be the father of American photography.
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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.