Eight-year-old Angie and her family were visiting friends in suburban Washington DC. It was the first time Angie had ever been to a large metropolitan city. She was dazzled by all the people, traffic, and large buildings. Once at their friend's house the children decided to ride bicycles, the two visiting children as well as the two who lived there. Angie's mother told them not to go very far, just around the block a couple of times. After several hours of driving in the car, expending some energy would be the best thing for the children.
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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.