I am sitting here looking out of a window watching the wind bend a tree with incredible force; the tree has to sway as it cannot withstand the force of the wind- it has no other option. We all know that when the wind is at full force, it can be frightening.
In Matthew’s gospel, we read that the disciples were in a terrifying situation; they were in a boat that was out of control because of the wind. They were being buffeted on all sides; they had no idea how they would escape the terror of the storm. Jesus knew this and he came to them, walking on the water. Then Peter decided to get out of the boat and walk towards Jesus. What amazing faith! But the wind was so fierce that fear gripped him and he began to sink; his eyes went off Jesus onto the storm that surrounded him for just one split second. Thankfully, Jesus was right there ready to grab him so he didn’t sink. In fact, we read that the situation changed radically; Jesus climbed aboard and the wind died down.
You may well be living through a ‘stormy’ patch in your life at the moment. Remember that Jesus is right there if you feel you are sinking; call out to him and he will answer. He will never leave you nor forsake you as that is his promise to you.
King’s Lynn Christian Fellowship