Archive for January 31st, 2018

31 Jan 2018 FAITH-WALKING!
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Matthew 14:25

“Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.”

The fourth watch of the night is the darkest, but it is also the watch that observes the appearance of dawn. For those of us who have worked the “graveyard shift,” it is the most boring, but also the most delightful.  It is when you see the first streaks of dawn, the rim of gold on the eastern horizon, and the burst of light when the sun rises to begin its journey for the day.

The disciples of Jesus knew what stormy weather on the water was like. They had perhaps even feared for their lives in previous storms. Now they experienced total shock — Jesus was walking on the water toward their boat!

Peter had fished those very waters and no doubt had been in storms like this before.  But never had he experienced someone walking on the water.  It was his Lord, and he no longer felt afraid.  In fact, he wanted to go to Jesus on the water.  Peter was the only man besides Jesus who walked on water.  Taking his eyes off the Lord and fearing the water caused him to begin to sink, but when he took the Master’s hand he once again walked on the water to the boat.

When you are laboring in the darkest watch of your personal night, you may feel stark terror. Remember, you are not alone. Jesus is there in the darkness, ready to keep you from sinking.  Our only problem is looking at the water instead of the Master who is walking on the water.  When we focus our attention on Him, He will keep us from sinking!

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil