Mt 14: 23-27
…he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them.
And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking toward them on the sea, they were terrified…and cried out in fear.
But immediately, Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I. Do not be afraid.”
This boat I’m in
Battered by waves
Filled with saltwater foam
I can’t see my feet any more
Much less the shore
The wind is against me
Grief till I’m beside
A distant shape
Shrouded in mist
Veiled in mystery
Do not be afraid.
“Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”
He said, “Come.”
So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened. Beginning to sink, he cried out “Lord, save me!”
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying, “You of little faith – why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
Letting go of the side of the boat
Letting go of control
Of belief in miracles and
Walking on water
But the wind is strong
And my faith is small
And I fall.
We get back into the boat together
*photo credit Sarah@thestudiobythesea
4 thoughts on “Letting Go*”
Dawn I cannot begin to know how much you are suffering at this time I can only pray for you and your family.
Dawn, Buck & I so sorry & yes you all are in our thoughts & prayers. We love you all.
Buck & Nan