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Note: This is a guest post since presently I am overseas.  This is by Tom.  Tom is no stranger to those of you who read this blog.  His blog be found here.

We all know the story in the Acts of the Apostles, chapter one, when Peter determined someone needed to replace Judas Iscariot as one of the twelve apostles: 
 
“And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.” – Acts 1:23-26. 
 
By the casting of lots, Matthias was selected, but whatever happened to Joseph-Barsabbas who was rejected? The Bible makes no mention of him after this event, but I’ve often thought about him. No doubt he had felt honored to be considered for the office of apostle, and perhaps he was disappointed when Matthias was chosen instead of him. 

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