KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS
Matthew 14: Jesus after feeding the multitude with five loaves of bread and two fishes; (22) constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, (crossing the Sea of Galilee) while he sent the multitudes away. While crossing the Sea of Galilee they were caught in a sudden storm. The bible says contrary Winds and waves threatened to capsize their vessel. (25) In the midst of the storm Jesus came unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
Peter’s experience is a vivid example to us, as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus; Jesus is able to keep us above the violence of the storm, even though we’re in the midst of it. When peter took his eyes off Jesus, he started to get overwhelmed. Yet when he cried out to Jesus he didn’t sink so far that Jesus couldn’t reach him.
God’s Word is a present anchor of Hope to all believers. We live in a stormy world. Waves of financial despair, political and civil unrest, emotional upheaval, relationship issues and personal failures threaten to overwhelm us and pull us under.
Yet if we keep our eyes fixed on God’s Word, we can stay above, and walk on the waters of every storm.