Monday, October 9, 2017

Moved to worship...

Matthew 14: 28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
To be sure, this is one of the most memorable accounts in the Gospels: we can almost picture it in our minds in vivid detail.  But it seems so impossible; just like it did to them.  How do the disciples get to the point of worship, giving Jesus the recognition He deserves? It didn't begin in the boat, in the moment, but days and weeks before: listening to what He said, observing how He lived. Then, when this fully-awake event transpires, they put all the pieces together. Two things "push them over the edge", moving them to bow down in worship. First, they see His power over creation.  We have evidence of that all the time, all around us, but we have "clouded vision", either ignoring the evidence, or misinterpreting it. But the second thing that moves them is Jesus working that power in their situation, taking them from fear to full assurance and trust - that He not only can calm the storm: He does - in real-time life, for me.  Have you been moved to worship?  Do the storms move you to terrible fear, or total faith? 

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