Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Saying "Yes"

Matt 14:22-33
Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves: for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. But immediately he spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I: have no fear."
And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water." He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid and beginning to sink he cried out, " Lord, save me." Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying why did you doubt?" And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God"

Saying "Yes" to what we think God is asking of us can be scary. Since we have decided this call to Missionary Life is what God has asked of us, life is not any easier. Possibly it is harder, but our joy and fulfillment is complete. When you step out on the water to go to Jesus, even if you clearly hear Him, it does not mean there will not be waves. But Jesus is right there to reach out and catch us. He has enlarged our hearts, increased our faith, and drawn us closer to Him. What could be better? So many little things he does for us each day to encourage us, knowing we are weak.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mark and Lora! I am encouraged and inspired by your decision to follow God into mission life... with 10 kids. Wow! Thank you for your encouraging comment- it's true that I am also learning to trust God in my blindness. If he wills it, we will meet at FMC someday soon! God bless!