In our reading today in Acts 10, it took Peter a while to figure out the lesson of the vision. Not until he was at Cornelius’ house, after he had asked why he had been summoned, and the centurion explained, did he finally get it. “Ah, now I understand,” he says in Acts 10:34.
Finally! In Acts 2 in his sermon on Pentecost, he’d even referred to the gospel as being for all, but not until he’s eyeballing Cornelius and family, who look at him to start his sermon, does he come to the realization.
I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism in dealing with people, but in every nation the person who fears him and does what is right is welcomed before him. Acts 10:34-35 NET
So here’s the Nudge: name a moment when you delayed to understand some principle, truth, or wisdom of God. When you were slow to catch on. This is a bit different than the “aha” moment we asked about earlier. Here, we’re more interested in the truth than in the sudden illumination. It might have been a slow process, as was Peter’s.
The neat bronze image comes from this site.