22 November 2006

Simon Peter

Before he was able to say this:

"Tabitha, arise." [Acts 9:36-42]

He needed to ask this:

“Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” [Matthew 14:22-33]

And shout this:

“Save me, Lord!” [Matthew 14:22-33]

This tells me a lot about my own heart.

About my true desire to believe and the hope that underlies it.

About God's grace -- in the form of patience and understanding -- in the midst of my questions.

And, most importantly, about the power of Christ that resides in me.

What does it say of your heart?


Anonymous said...

It tell me about the power of Jesus that is always working for me. Matthew 14:31, "Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him..." Notice that when Peter messed up, Jesus did not lay out a plan of action whereby Peter could be saved. Jesus did not ask questions that required specific answers. Jesus simply reached out and saved him, "immediatly". I know for a fact that Jesus still works this way. He has reached out and saved me from my own messes many times. He continues to offer me unearned grace.

Anonymous said...

That when Jesus does things like walk on the water its not all that unusual for us not to recognize him.
That God is still at work in the midst of all that is going on.
That who I am today is not all that I will one day be.

jean said...

It tells me...Christ in me...the hope of glory...and His redemption.

miller said...

that Jesus is master of all...

even the stuff that frightens me!

and he is ready to save me from my own fear.