Our verse for today comes from Matthew 14:29-30, “He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me.’”
Background & Application
Each one of us has our own unique story. No two people have the same history or identical backgrounds. My rather mild upbringing might seem unimaginable to you and your volatile past. Your wild history, though somewhat normal to you, may cause me to wonder how in the world you made it this far. But this one thing is true for all of us in Christ’s family, we have been saved. And the good thing is that we haven’t been saved from our past, or from our mistakes, or even from some punishment. We have been saved from ourselves. that is where we all come together.
Within ourselves we carry the enormous potential to do absolutely nothing for God’s glory and honor. That is why Jesus told Nicodemus that we must be born again. One birth won’t cut it. Without being born again, Peter would never have even been in that boat. Peter, the rock, walked on water. And Simon, the man, sank. Just like Simon Peter, we can go from faith to doubt in an instant. That is why we cry out. And that is why He gives us grace. His grace takes us from where we were and places us where He is. He saves us from ourselves and saves us to Himself. Now we only need to follow Him and see what unique future He has in store for each of us.
As we pray today, let’s thank God for where He saved us from, and for what He’s saved us to. Ask God to help us grasp how enormous His grace is, and how much we need enormous grace.