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Thinking Through the Gospel of Matthew Day 15 - Get Out the Boat!

Matthew 14:29 - So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.


A BLIND girl, one day, was caught in a fire on the tenth floor of a building. She could make her way to a window, but she couldn’t see anything. She felt the heat and smelled the smoke of the fire. Then she heard a fireman yell, “Jump, jump!” She said, “I’m scared to jump. I can’t see.” The fireman said, “If you don’t jump, you’re going to die. Take the risk, and jump. It’s bad enough to jump from ten stories high, but to jump when you can’t see where you’re jumping—that’s terror. In the midst of the chaos and confusion, she heard another voice, “Darling, jump, I’ve got you.” She smiled and said, “Okay, Daddy, I’ll jump. Jesus Christ is inviting us to jump. He knows we’re nervous, but just jump. He knows you’re

scared, but just jump. Remember, we’re talking about your Daddy. We’re talking about Somebody you know. You’ve seen what He can do.

  1. Do you find yourself sometimes being fearful of doing what God told you to do?

  2. Even if you fail, are you still willing to get out of the boat?

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