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Dec. 25

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Friday Dec. 25th. The 6th day of the Hebraic week.

Our verse today is

Matt. 14:29
“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

In order to get the full picture of what’s going on here, we really need the context of the previous verses. In verse 22 we see that Yashua made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. Then verse 23 tells us that He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Verse 24 tells us that the disciples were a long way off in the boat, but they were having a hard time because of the waves. Verse 25 tells us that Yashua went out towards, them walking on the water. Then verse 26 shows that Yashua actually caught up to them and they were scared when they saw him.

They were doing everything He had told them to do. They set out in the boat in full obedience. Did they do anything wrong? Not to our knowledge. However, we see that things weren’t going as they had planned. The boat was getting hit pretty hard. They were pretty much going no where fast. The fact that Yashua caught up to them by walking should say something about their speed.

The point is this, you can be walking in complete obedience, but that doesn’t mean everything is going to always go your way. Sometimes you may have to go against the winds of life.

The funny thing about this story is that everybody remembers it because Peter sank in the water. But please remember, Peter is the ONLY other person in the world who walk on water. Even it was for just a few steps. Then notice what happens after Yashua saves Peter.

Verse 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.

So what do we take away from this? When you feel like everything is going against you and you feel like your getting no where or if you feel like your drowning in life, remember, your lifeguard walks on water. Let him in the boat and the storm will calm down.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!