Give Faith Go Swim

June 4, 2015

 

"When Peter came down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid;

and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me." Matt. 14:29, 30

 

      Peter had a little faith in the midst of his doubt, sats Bunyan; and so with crying and coming he was brought to Christ.

      But here you see that sight was a hindrance; the waves were none of his business when he had set out; all Peter had any concern with was the pathway of light that came gleaning across the darkness from where Christ stood. If it was tenfold Egypt beyond that, Peter had no call to look and see.

      When the Lord shall call to you over the waters, "Come", step gladly forth. Look not for a moment away from Him.

      Not by measuring waves can you prevail; not by gauging with wind will you grow strong; to scan the danger may be to fall before it; to pause at the difficulties is to have them break above your head. Lift up your eyes unto the hills, and go forward - there is no other way.

 

Dost thou fear to launch away?

Faith lets go to swim!

Never will He let thee go;

'Tis by trusting thou shalt know

Fellowship with Him.

 

Excerpt from Streams in the Desert by LB Cowman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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