“They were Simon, and He surnamed him Peter.” Mark 3:16
In the third chapter of Mark Jesus appointed the twelve to continue to be with Him, starting with Peter. It’s appropriate that he starts with Peter and that the verse he does it in is our 3:16 verse for today.
In Matthew 16:18 Jesus told Peter, “I tell you, you are Peter and on this rock, a huge rock like Gibraltar, I will build my church, and the gates of Hades, the powers of the infernal region, shall not overpower it.” Jesus had just prior to this asked the disciples, who do people say that I am? Then He asked them, who do you say that I am?
He asks us that same question every day. When we answer as Peter did by saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Then Jesus will answer us as He did Peter, “Blessed, happy, fortunate, and to be envied are you, for flesh and blood men have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven”
Our faith in Him is the rock upon which His church is built. Remember that about your life as well, keep your faith in Him and nothing will overpower you.