04.08.2018 Spirit of the child

Matthew 14:22-36

 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. ‘It’s a ghost,’ they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’

28 ‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell me to come to you on the water.’

29 ‘Come,’ he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came towards Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?’

32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’

34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognised Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all who were ill to him 36 and begged him to let those who were ill just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

Jesus did n o t give us the spirit of fear, he wants us for His sake, n o t to be

afraid, because we are His children. What we beg in faith, Jesus will give us.

But he also tells us that everything we built without faith, is worth nothing, it

will not remain. We cannot build our lifes only with knowledge and intellect.

We receifed the spirit of the child, that makes us free, to believe and have faith onto

the Lord. Our soul sometimes is faced with difficulties, is in front of dangerous

trapes and no knowledge our brainpower may help. But faith will not be overcome

by such complications. The faith in our Lord tells us that everything is possible in HIM !!