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 Out in Faith

In the Word

And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to 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 (Matthew 14:28–29).

Of the Word

Have you ever been on a search when someone said, “Keep your eyes peeled”? You did not literally peel your eyes, but you stayed focused on the task at hand.

When Jesus came walking on the water, Peter wanted to join Him. Peter responded to the Lord’s invitation and in faith stepped out of the boat, walking on the water toward Jesus. But all too soon the winds were a distraction and taking his eyes of faith off Jesus, Peter began to sink.

How often do we look away from Jesus and focus on our problems? When we do, we may feel like we are sinking in over our head. Jesus lovingly rescued Peter asking him, “ … why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:31b). Through the Holy Spirit Jesus guides us to keep our focus on Him. His words are for us, too. “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid” (Matthew 14:27b).

Walking with the Word

Holy Savior, only in You am I able to step out in faith. Help me keep my eyes fixed on You so that I may find comfort in Your peace. In Your saving name. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Water of Life. Michael Heckmann, author. 2/28 ©2013 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

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