Monday, December 03, 2007

My friends and I live in fear….Last week reading about Peter’s walking on water with Jesus….
Matthew 14: 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."
28"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."
29"Come," he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.

This is after the miracle of the loaves and fishes…Jesus sends his disciples away and he goes to pray. And on the boat buffeted by the wind he approaches walking on the water and Peter asks to walk to him and he does so until ‘he sees the wind’….

It was always blowing but when his eyes were on Jesus he didn’t see it, he trusted his protection and got out on the water and walked….we are always buffeted by the wind….this world is full of ‘wind’…I doubt it ever stops blowing…..looking to our Jesus we only see Him……I pray for all of us in the wind…

1 comment:

so i go said...

the unseen is scary stuff.
thanks for this..