By Beth Demme
Over time, some Bible verses seem to take on new meaning for me. Maybe you’ve experienced this, too? I can read a verse and think it means one thing, but when I read it again later it has an additional meaning. Or, a verse that didn’t seem meaningful to me suddenly offers a profound insight into my own heart and mind.
This happened recently with 1 Peter 5.
I have had a special, personal connection to 1 Peter 5:7 since I was 13 years old.
When I was 13, I chose to affirm my baptism through the rite of Confirmation in the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). I think for my classmates it was something their parents wanted them to do, no big deal, just another church thing. But, for me, it was something more. It felt important, even necessary.