Anglican Morning Devotion for 14 June 2021 A.D.
A ministry of the Anglican Orthodox Communion Worldwide
“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” Matthew 14:25-31 (KJV)
Walking on the Sea
In youth I read how Jesus
Walked upon the Galilean Sea,
On stormy waves he bade a man
to walk as well as He.
And Peter walked upon the deep
with eyes fixed on the Lord,
But as he cast his eyes below
upon the murky flood,
His foot gave way to billows dark as
he shouted, “Lord, Save Me! ”
When I look back upon life’s seas
and count the times I doubted,
I know my eyes were off the Lord
in every case recounted.
But knowing He would not forsake
nor leave me in my failings,
I cried for help and felt His Hand
above the Seas prevailing.
And so His nail scarred Hand remains
outstretched across life’s seas,
To rescue every drowning soul
as He has rescued me.
Jerry Levon Ogles © 2011