Tuesday, March 1, 2011

walking on water...

there is a storm brewing.
and i, for one, have never quite gotten past the fear of lightening and thunder.
it scares the daylights out of me.

so when the calling comes,
to get out of that danged boat,
out of a solid,
sure-footed boat.
one that's made you comfortable,
that you've gotten well acquainted with,
knowing the lay-out,
the way it shifts...
it's quite a scary thing when you get called out of it.

Christ Walking on the Water, Amedee Varin

can i do it?
can i take that giant leap of faith and step onto crashing waves that are, quite frankly,
way out of my sweet little comfort zone?

i may take my eyes off Jesus for a minute and find myself sinking.
in fact i'm darn sure i will.
then i'll have to fix my eyes on him again.
and the prize will be worth it,
because i will have walked on water, closer to Jesus than before.

i may have to study a lot more about peter.
figure out just how he chose and had the faith to walk,
when the others stayed behind in the comfort of that boat.

Christ In the Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Rembrandt van Rijn 1632, high resolution

because if you're called to get out and walk,
you can get out and walk...
or run and hide as Jonah did.
 and end up in a whale's belly.

i'm choosing to walk
on the crashing waves.
i'm scared out of my mind and completely incompetent.
good thing i serve a God who's not.

more to come...

God Bless,

1 comment:

Dianna said...

A very sweet post, Mandy. It is never easy to be called out of our comfort zone, but it is very rich with reward...especially when the One doing the calling is Jesus! Praying for you, friend.

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