Lawn Chair Catechism: Concluding Thoughts

Posted: August 28, 2013 in Lawn Chair Catechism

rough water Walking on Water

Beginning something new and unknown is often frightening. We fear the results. We think we don’t know what we’re doing. But not knowing what we’re doing isn’t always a bad thing. Especially if you’re trusting in someone who does.

The trick in beginning anything is not to lose faith. We have to keep our eyes on the prize. And if we need help, ask for it. And who better to ask than Jesus?

So we’ll get our feet wet. We’ll try. And we’ll expect success. Because in our souls, we possess the only real model, and we are made in His image. He will not let us drown.

After feeding the 5000, Jesus sends his disciples ahead of him in a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. Later in the night, a storm comes up and the disciples are afraid. Jesus comes to them, walking on the water. This terrifies the disciples who think they are seeing a ghost. Jesus says, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

Peter says, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” So Jesus invites Peter to come.

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