Beginning Something New?

Posted: January 29, 2015 in World On The Edge

Learning_to_ride_a_bike_at_Sunnysands,_Barmouth__2012_2Beginning something new and unknown is often frightening. We’re like a child learning to ride a bicycle for the first time, We fear the results. We fear the fall.

Starting something new may cause us to doubt ourselves. We may not know how to go about it, or exactly 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, someone like Jesus.

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 let’s get our feet wet. Let’s try–and 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. So when Jesus calls our Love into action by asking for something we’ve never tried before, what will we do?

Scripture tells us in this example: “After feeding the 5000, Jesus sends his disciples ahead of him in a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. A storm comes up and the disciples are afraid, so Jesus comes to them, walking on the water. The disciples 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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