ĎHOW PETER CHANGEDí
©2010 ELAINE SELTZER
Edited by Mike
(Tony and Larry
Kelly enter together)
TONY---Hi Mr. Kelly
there, Tony. How are you today?
TONY---Well I wonder if
you have a few minutes to talk to me.
MR. KELLY--- Sure,
Tony. What can I help you with?
TONYóWell, I went to
class with a friend of mine and his older brother. It was at the church. They
were talking about the apostle Peter and about the time when Jesus died on the
cross. I didnít understand some of the things they were talking about.
MR KELLY--- I can
help you with that but, I will have to know what you donít understand.
TONY--- They said that
Peter told some people 3 times, that he didnít even know Jesus. Is that true?
MR KELLY--- It is a
sad thing but, yes, it is true. But why does that confuse you?
TONY--- Well then they
talked about a lot of people being in a room and that there was a lot of wind
in the room. How can that happen if they were inside? Did they have a window
were talking about the day that all the people in the room received the Holy Spirit.
TONY--- They did say
something about that but then they said that peoplesí hair was on fire. Didnít
that hurt them?
MR KELLY--- (laughing)†† Oh, I see why you would be confused. Well,
the tongues of fire that they saw over their heads was sent by the Holy Spirit
as a sign that they had received the Holy Spirit and they were all talking in a
language other than their own.
TONY---Wow, but what did
that have to do with Peter and why was he there if he said he didnít know
MR KELLY--- Well you
see Tony, Peter was sorry that he lied and he asked God for forgiveness for
that. Later that day, Peter preached a very serious sermon telling every one
that Jesus was the true king and that every one should worship him and do as he asked them to do.
TONYó Oh, I get it.
Peter went from telling every one that he didnít know Jesus to telling everyone
he did know Jesus, and that he loved him very much.
MR. KELLYó Thatís
When you are filled
with the Holy Spirit, your life changes. You want to be close to Jesus and tell
others about him.
TONY--- Thank you Mr.
Kelly for taking time to explain that to me. Now I understand what they were
talking about.† I have to go now. See you
MR KELLY---Bye, bye Tony .