Our stories are those of being ungodly, hurt, and so on. The disciples had stories like these too. An imminent wreck of a boat isn't the best place to be. But Jesus was calm, walking on water - exactly opposite in every way. The water, therefore, was safer than the boat. Peter exited the boat - but why did he get wet? If we act like him (jumping out), we get either prideful or fearful.Also joining me were Cheryl with other Martin Loopers (of which I hope to be a member in an indeterminate number of years) including Elephant's Child, Rebellious Pastor's Wife, Boots on the Ground, and a few assorted blogging children.
The text is NOT about Peter, you, or even faith! The text is ALL about Jesus. He decided to walk on the water; He called Peter; He loved Peter enough to be pulled down. He loved each of us enough to be nailed to the cross.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
We had a guest pastor today. The readings were Job 38:4-18, Psalm 18, Romans 10:5-17, and Matthew 14:22-33 (sermon text).