Beyond the Pulpit…
“Like a shepherd going before us, keep leading us forward, forever carrying us in your arms!” (Ps. 28:9)
Hello Kindred Soul’s,
We are to keep pace with God’s rhythm and wait on his divine timing; reaching towards the higher things of heaven and not the lower junk of this world.
This week, we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, so he can catch us.
We discussed this a bit last week. It’s worth taking another look at the Book of Matthew, Chapter 14, especially the interaction between Peter and Jesus.
Jesus could have kept right on walking and passed by without anyone seeing him. Observing the state of things, with the winds acting up; he couldn’t leave his friends to fend for themselves.
Once Jesus identified himself, Peter shouted out; “Lord, if it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!”
“Come and join me,” Jesus replied. Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk towards Jesus.
When Peter realized how contrary the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink and cried out, “Save me, Lord!” Of course, Jesus rescued Peter.
No matter how many times we stumble or fall, Jesus will always be there with a helping hand.
“Protect me from harm; keep an eye on me like you would a child reflected in the twinkling of your eye. Yes, hide me within the shelter of your embrace, under your outstretched wings.” (Ps. 17:8-9)
Into the Garden…
I have two Olive’s in my life. One is my dog and the other is an Olive tree in my garden. Earlier this week, while watering, I got ‘caught’ by Olive; much like Getting Caught by Jesus. I received a gentle tap from a branch flowing with the breeze. It’s a reminder to rest, relax and refuel with God.
Connect with the Inner Ticker of Life…
“Family, friends and followers of the “Way” had more to discover about the inner workings of God, as we still do today. It is to the drowning man the heavenly rescuer comes, not the one who chooses to fare well alone.”*
Tune into “Getting Caught” By Jesus, for the rest of today’s message…
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