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GET OUT OF THE BOAT.

GET OUT OF THE BOAT.

TEXT: Matthew 14: 22-33.

 Peter and the other apostles were sailing in the dark when they noticed something coming towards them over the water. At first they were afraid, thinking that it was a ghost. But when Jesus reassured them that it was him, Peter asked that he could walk on the water as well.
 Jesus told peter to come to him,and peter got out of the boat and started walking towards him. As he did, though, peter saw the storm all around him, realized the impossibility of what he was doing, became afraid and began to sink. Can you imagine what it would be like to see Jesus walking on water? Maybe it's not hard in this age if special effects, but back when Jesus walked on water the apostles had every reason to be fearful: they had never seen anything like it before.
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 Why is it that whenever we read this story, we focus on peter's failure? Maybe we should look to peter's success instead. He alone had the faith to get out of the boat and go to Jesus, AND FOR A BRIEF WHILE HE WALKED ON WATER.  Who else that's ever lived can we say that about? peter only had a little faith{like in our previous write-up, little by little.}, when when he walked towards Christ God helped him do the impossible.
 When the storm is raging, and everyone else is huddling in the boat, and Jesus call unto you to come and do what seems impossible, are going to be like Peter? Jesus is calling you to leave the safety and comfort of the boat and get out on the water. what will your answer be? Never be afraid , Jesus is always in the boat as well in the storm with you. It's okay to cry out to the lord when you are in trouble, He will hear you and stretch out his loving, saving hand to you.
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