1 Kings 19:9, 11-13; Psalm 85:9-14; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33
Miracle Hands of Jesus
Suppose we had picked up our newspaper this morning and read the headline, “Jesus appears, walks across the Delaware Bay.” Suppose the story beneath the headline talked about how crowds of us Christians had gathered at the shore to watch the miracle unfold before our very eyes. Suppose the story went on to describe how Jesus had called out, “Come,” and the crowds began to walk on the water. But they became frightened by the winds and, no longer trusting Jesus, they all began to sink and would have drowned if He hadn’t rescued them. Would any of us have exhibited a faith so strong as to have kept us from sinking?
Perhaps the measure of our faith in that circumstance would have been no different than the measure of our faith as we sit here now. We are here, after all, not because we merely believe that Jesus can walk on water but because of our faith in a God…