Molly’s Minute: Eyes On Jesus, Not The Storm
In Matthew chapter 14, the disciples are crossing the sea in a boat, when a big storm hits.
The wind is howling, the rain is pouring, the waves are huge. And the disciples are terrified.
But then Jesus approaches the boat, walking on the water.
Jesus tells Peter to get out of the boat and come to Him. So, Peter looks at Jesus, gets out of the boat, and takes a few steps on the water.
But then, his eyes stray away from Jesus.
Peter looks at the storm raging around him, fear consumes him, and he starts to sink down into the water.
Our lives are full of all kinds of storms. And when we focus on them, just like Peter, we can get overwhelmed and scared.
But if Peter had just kept his eyes on Jesus, he wouldn’t have been afraid. Because instead of being focused on the storm, he would have been focused on the one in control.
So today, let’s learn from Peter. And let’s fix our eyes—not on the storm around us—but on the one with the power to help us through it.
Matthew 14:31 “Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’“