Thursday, January 22, 2015
help thou my unbelief
so we get to the fun part of Joseph's story today... where he reveals who he is, and yells to his brothers "don't fight along the way!" as they go back to tell their father the good news that Joseph was alive.
then in the NT reading... Jesus performs two miracles that are really hard to wrap your brain around. it's difficult for me to envision the feeding of the 5,000. I just don't know the logistics of how He did it. did He just keep tearing the bread into bits and there were no end to the bits? I just don't get it.
but the take home lesson for me this week is in the picture. first Jesus does this amazing thing... walking on the water out to the boat. then Peter shows amazing faith by asking to walk on the water WITH Him... something none of the other disciples had the guts to do.
then he climbs out of the boat and walks on the water! the only person (that I know of) besides Jesus who ever did this. he then sees the big waves and wind and storm and kinda freaks out (understandably so)... and Jesus says "Why do you have so little faith?"
so LITTLE FAITH??
I can only pray that He gives me a little faith... since it's clearly more than I have now.
God, please be patient with us and our little faith, and please help it to grow.