Rock the boat!

In Matthew 14:22-23 we read about Jesus and Peter walking on the water.  Peter saw Jesus walking on the water and Peter went out to meet Him.  But Peter saw the storm and started to sink, he called out to Jesus, “Lord, save me!”, and Jesus reached down and pulled Peter out of the raging sea (verses 30-31).

Jesus will do the same for us today!  He will reach down and help pull you out of your life’s raging sea.  But some of you are thinking right now: I have already called out “Lord, save me!”, but nothing is happening.  You are still sinking and you are just about to go under!  Look at verses 28-29:

 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”  He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.

Peter asked Jesus to call him, and He called.  And then, watch this now, Peter got out of the boat.  Jesus has taken the first step, He died for you and me, then He called us to follow Him.  In Matthew 16:24 Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me”.  It’s now our turn to take a step, to get out of the boat and go to Jesus, then He will reach down and pull us to safety.

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