28 February 2012


Matthew 14.24-33 -

"But the boat was now in the middle of the sea,[a] tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary..."
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Here are things I take from this event:
1. God is over our storms (times of difficulty) - we are told that Jesus was walking on the water, not in it
2. Even during our storms, God is there - The storm did not deter Jesus
3. In order to know and grasp the peace that comes with knowing God with us in our storms, we have to call on Him - Peter asked Jesus to call him out of the boat
4. When we lose sight of God in the storms that is when our views become distorted and fear creeps in - It was only when Peter's focus became the 'boisterous' nature of the storm rather than Jesus, that he began to sink
5. With Jesus we need not be afraid of our storms; He pulls us through without harm - Jesus reached out, caught Peter, and returned him to the boat, with no evidence of injury

So to summarise;
Jesus stands in the midst of our storms with His arms outstretched, willing us to come to Him. It is only in knowing and holding onto Him that we can come through such storms unscathed

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