Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Meet Bedrock

You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church. ~ Matthew 16:18

In earth science, the solid unweathered rock that lies below the surface is known as bedrock.  Jesus gave Simon a new name, Peter, which means rock; Peter became the rock Jesus used to build His church.  Another follower, Saul, was also given a new name upon his conversion.  Saul's name was changed after he met the resurrected Jesus.  Jesus spoke to him in a great light and persuaded Saul to become a follower.  We know him as Paul, the prolific writer of fourteen epistles in the New Testament.

Unfortunately, the naked caveman found in Luke's story has no name.  I needed to name him since he is the main character in The Caveman in the Mirror.  Allow me to introduce Bedrock.  Although Peter is the rock who remained with Jesus throughout His three year ministry, Bedrock was left behind.  Bedrock's job was to share Jesus with the non-Jewish population and prepare others to meet Him.  Except for Jesus' return visit to the caveman, his stories never made it to the Bible.  The caveman lived under the radar.  He was able to convert his village to Christianity and we know from the end of the Bible account in Luke he was successful in his "publishing" efforts; the whole town was waiting for Jesus when He returned.  Peter and Paul are the visible evangelists in the Bible.  Bedrock is the invisible one. 

The Caveman in the Mirror is about the search for Bedrock, buried just below the surface for 2,000 years.  There are twenty centuries of history and genealogical records to sort through in order to find the connection to him.  Bedrock has been invisible for a long time.  Soon, he will become visible.  His fledgling ministry will be unearthed. And his message about all the good Jesus is doing will be published by Bedrock's modern-day alter ego. You will meet the caveman in 452 days.  Just like Peter and Paul, Bedrock has a new name and a new life as a member of God's family.  Stay tuned for the rest of the story.

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