Monday, April 07, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

About three o'clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, "It's a ghost!" But Jesus spoke to them at once. "Don't be afraid," he said. "Take courage. I am here!" Then Peter called to him, "Lord, if it's really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water." "Yes, come," Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. "Save me, Lord!" he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. "You have so little faith," Jesus said. "Why did you doubt me?"
                              Matthew 14:25-31 (NLT)


If you only take one thing away from this passage today, let it not be that Peter lost his nerve.  Let it not be the fact that Jesus scolded him for not having enough faith to continue.  Don't take away anything to do with wind or waves or water.  Instead, remember the fact that Peter got out of the boat. 

Eleven men remained in the safety of the boat.  Eleven men chose to stay in their comfort zones instead of taking a chance on moving forward towards Jesus.  Eleven men remained complacent.  But one didn't.  Peter left the comfortable surroundings of the the boat and took a chance on Jesus.  He is the one who risked his life for his Lord.  He is the one who after failing called out to Jesus for help and received it.

Will our lives be lived more like Peter's was this night?   Or will they be lived like the other eleven?  Will we choose comfortable and safe, or reckless abandonment to our Lord and Savior?

In the love of Christ,
greg

1 Comments:

At 4/7/14, 1:31 PM, Blogger B.R.M said...

awesome post and challenge

 

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