Monday, January 08, 2007

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Matthew 14:22-31 "And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?"

In Matthew 14:22-31 we see the story of Jesus walking on the water, but what I want to get at is in verses 28-31 where Peter walks out on the water to meet Jesus and then begins to sink when he sees the strong wind blowing. In verses 29-30 Peter was walking on the water to meet Jesus when all of a sudden he took his eyes off Jesus and saw the strong wind and that is when he began to sink. As I read that passage, I got to thinking about how that is just like a lot of us Christians. We think we have everything we need so we simply take our eyes off of Jesus. When we leave Jesus out of our life, everything in our life often goes wrong. Let's ask the Lord to help us keep our eyes on Him this year and not ever forget about where our help comes from.


Kate said...

Excellent post!!! When we take our eyes off Christ and place them on the world, we will surely sink!!

Anonymous said...

Great Post,
We as christians need to keep our eyes on him.

The Good Reporters said...

Thank you for your comments.

Anonymous said...

Great post, Joshua. May we all keep Christ in our sight this year!