“When [Peter] saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” ~Mt. 14:30, 31
Looking at this passage this morning, through the eyes of a parent, I saw something I think is of importance. My reaction, upon seeing my child tripping or falling, is to automatically reach out in an effort to protect and preserve. Not so here. It says that the Savior reached out after Peter cried for help. Good to reflect upon.
We must acknowledge our need, feel it, own it. It puts everything else into perspective. When I see myself as desperately needy, then I can see Him as my Savior. Not before. And when I reach out with this realization, He immediately reaches down to me. I must find myself lost.
“We must be prepared to lose ourselves, whatever that may entail, that God may be all in all.”~Elisabeth Elliot