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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Proper 14

Jump in! The water is fine! The sounds of summer at the pool. Peter in Matthew 14 made such a jump; from the boat to the sea. At Peter’s request, Jesus bid him to walk on the water to meet up with his Lord. And in did he jump without a splash.

If we would pause the frame right there, life is pretty good for Peter. He’s living a miraculous life standing on the water. But there is no pause button in life. The wind and the waves began to crash and Peter began to sink because he was afraid.

In reached his Savior’s hand. Thank you Peter, for what you experienced, so do we. The wind and waves do crash in on our miraculous lives, and we are afraid. And in reaches our Savior’s hand and pulls us out of the drowning water into His marvelous eternal arms.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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