Last Wednesday I wrote an article, Antidote to Fear and many people read the article, actually one of the most read articles of all time for me. Deborah Roberson, a friend from Ben Townsend’s church way up North in Michigan, responded with this gem:
“As older Christians, we can look back on the times Jesus brought us "through" a storm, thus increasing our faith. Remember when it wasn't so, uh, easy? We sat in the boat thinking we were surely going to sink at any moment. The wind was a constant nagging assurance that we never should have left the shore. Then there were the waves that persistently slapped our faces, vying for our attention to prove the situation more mighty than The Almighty. And who could forget the thunderous noise from our critics which are never in short supply?
I will pray for your friend. Different sea, different boat, same Master of the Sea. ‘Lord, increase our faith.’”
The main problem facing us as Christians is the same reason we fail to experience the majesty of Christ calming stormy seas. “We tip toe safely to the grave” rather than obey the Master, is the mindset of our time. We refuse to leave the boat and attempt to break Peter’s record for walking on water.
Matthew 14:29, “And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.”
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