Paul’s thorn (2 Corinthians 12:7-10), much has been written about it, many have speculated as to what that thorn really was, but no one really knows for sure, and I really like that.
It’s good that the thorn remains a mystery because it makes it easier to relate to. If we knew what Peter’s thorn was then we may or may not share it. If we didn’t, then it would be easy to dismiss it. “Oh, poor Peter, it must have been so difficult, but I don’t have that problem…” So, the thorn could be something we don’t battle with, or…
We all have thorns in our sides, we all ask for relief, for the thorn to be removed or healed. We all share Peter’s woes. And, we all receive the same answer, ‘My Grace is Sufficient for You’.
Thorns keep us humble and thorns keep us focused on God’s Grace.
What was Peter’s thorn? Does it really matter? Not really, but what does matter is that we have a similar thorn, we need to recognize it, pray about it, and accept God’s Grace, which is always sufficient.