Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of July 25, 2010
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of July 25, 2010
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho Press,
here is a selection from our book of daily devotions,
"Living as the Beloved: One Day at a Time," by the
Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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Seeing is believing
"Peter answered Jesus, 'Lord, if it is you, command
me to come to you on the water.' Jesus said, 'Come.'
So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on
the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he
noticed the strong wind, Peter became frightened,
and beginning to sink, he cried out, 'Lord, save
me!' Jesus immediately reached out his hand and
caught him, saying to him, 'You of little faith,
why did you doubt?' When they got into the boat,
the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped
him, saying, 'Truly you are the Son of God.'"
I love this story and greatly admire Peter for his
impulsiveness. I probably would have remained in
the wildly rocking boat being battered and bruised.
But Peter gives us a lesson in courage and faith.
As long as he fixed his eyes on Jesus, he walked
on the water without fear. But when he saw the
wind and the waves, he began to fear and sink. He
cried out, "Lord, save me!" Rather than let him
flounder in the water, Jesus immediately rescues
him and asks why did he doubt. They climb into
the boat and the wind becomes still.
Have you ever cried out to Jesus in panic and need?
Will you consider worshiping Jesus as God's Son?
We all need to be saved. Jesus will immediately
reach out to us. And even nature obeys him. Our
highest calling is to worship God through Jesus
God, we join the disciples in worship. Amen.
Grace and peace,
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