Wonderfully And Fearfully

When the disciples saw Him walking on the water, they were terrified. 'It is a ghost!' they said, and in their fear they began to cry out
Scripture

Matthew 14:26
Matthew 14:22-33

Sermon Topic

Trust,

Theodore Roethke, the American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, has written a poem called “The Sloth.” It portrays one of those shaggy, slow-moving, primitive mammals which seems to spend most of its life hanging upside down from the branches of a tree:

In moving-slow he has no Peer
You ask him something in his Ear,
He thinks about it for a Year.

And, then, before he says a Word
There, upside down (unlike a Bird),
he will assume that you have Heard.

A most Ex-as-per-at-ing Lug.
But should you call his manner Smug,
He’ll sigh and give his branch a Hug;

Then off again to sleep he…

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