Get out of the Boat

Issues from the Heart

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Often as we journey from one side of the shore to the next we are faced with unexpected storms which threaten to destroy both the vessel in which we travel and our lives. This result in a heightening of our fears as everything around echoes doom and gloom. The fact that we are several miles from shore robs us of the opportunity to turn around. Our vision is impaired by the darkness of the night.  And we find ourselves struggling to stand as we battle the rough sea and headwind.  Notwithstanding, forging ahead is the only thing that makes sense, therefore, with a death grip, we grasp to the smither of hope to make it safely on the other side. In these moments we feel alone and the thought of being rescued is definitely aloof.

The disciples Matthew 14 felt the same way. They were instructed by Jesus to travel to the other…

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