Matthew 14: 31-33
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
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"Immediately." Some of the Gospel writers use that word a lot in reference to how Jesus did things. Immediately he went to be alone to pray. Immediately he healed. Immediately he rebuked. Immediately he came down the mountain. There was, to the disciples, a sense of urgency about Jesus. The times when he seemed just a bit frustrated with them was related to their "slowness" of faith. We tend to drag our feet when it comes to faith. We pick up sticks and stones along the path. We kick cans of doubt. We press pause in fear. There is an infinite number of reasons why we are slow. Faith, however, happens at the speed of need. A breath taken at the moment we realize we haven't been breathing.
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O Lord, May we hear "I've got you" as a promise not a threat. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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