Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Sunday, 1 December 2013


 “When he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me” (Matt 14:20).

Peter took several steps looking at Jesus, but the moment he saw the boisterous wind, he was afraid and began to sink. While faith stablishes, fear makes us sink. When walking on the water, Peter understood the strength of Christ that was able to keep him from sinking, and when he took his eyes off the Lord he understood that his own weakness prevented him from keeping himself above the waters, that is, above the world. In the course of our trials, which may prolong for some period of time, we often come to an understanding of the power of Christ and the weakness of our faith.

"…beginning to sink, he cried saying, Lord, save me”. Peter did the right thing here. Though he was sinking due to lack of faith, he knew Jesus was the only One Who could save him. There were eleven other disciples very near him in the ship, but he did not resort to them or request their help. “Vain is the help of man”. Many children of God resort to human remedies in their sickness and trials, and become disillusioned, and fall into despair.

Perhaps, you may be about to sink in the sea of trials and troubles. Do not look at your weakness and at your trials, for that will make you fearful and make you sink. Look to the Lord alone and don’t seek any human help. Look at the power of Christ.

           “Look away to Jesus! Look away from all;

            Then ye need not falter, then ye shall not fall

            From each snare that lureth, foe or phantom grim

            Safety thus insureth; look away to Him!”

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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