- August 9, 2020
Next Sunday: Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33; Message: “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat.” Water is a symbol of chaos and disorder. Actually, it’s not just a symbol. Water is chaos and disorder. Flash floods carry off cars, homes, and people. Tropical storms and hurricanes can destroy whole cities on the mainland or wipe out virtually every building and all services on an island. All this is preface to the extraordinary ability of Jesus to walk on water and still the storms. That sounds comforting, but what I don’t like is the invitation from Jesus to step out of the boat and walk through the storm to his waiting arms. We are trying to get the courage to step out of the boat in faith in the midst of a pandemic – We need knowledge, courage, and strength – but also memory. This is a real storm. But we are serving a real God.