Jesus and Peter, Boxing Day, Servants Shining HIS LIGHT, 26JULY
A VBS thank you email
Thank you ALL for being servants of the Lord, for sharing this amazing LOVE, which is also instilled in us to nurture us…. We are truly BLESSED to see the LIGHT, walk by faith, share the LOVE…
Tuesday’s VBS story of Jesus and Peter walking on water…. VBS day 2 on 26 JULY… That’s “Boxing day” in July, after Christmas in July…
Boxing Day is a holiday in England where bosses and workers exchange places to appreciate each other’s roles. Of course I know it from the MASH TV episode… and I connect it to Jesus’s teachings that He wants us to hear and obey – Mark 9:35 Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
Paul said in 1Corinthians :
18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.”
Boxing Day, I could become the servant, I should be… every day we are called to be the servants… Paul also wrote: “19 though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.”
Jesus is God, took a form of a human to serve us. Traded HIS life for our sins, took our death away so that we have eternal life… took and takes the burdens from us so that we can feel LIGHT, no heavy load… Takes our dark and selfish ways out of us, so that we can shine HIS LIGHT! We are God’s servants, and called to do HIS work… when we do, we become LIGHT and are lifted from the water.
Like Peter, who took his sights off the Lord, there are times I can be sinking too, badly, I reached up and heavenly Jesus’s hand was there, refocused my eyes on HIM and He saved me from my fear… Gave me courage to face my fear, and raised my heart up to JOY in the Lord!
Yeah Jesus is REAL – we are blessed to witness and share this amazing Godly LOVE in real life situations!!! And we get to teach that!!!! …. Jesus gives COURAGE! Follow Him!
GOD BLESS YOU for your ministry to our collective children of all ages!
Thank you for being the servant!
Thank you for being the LIGHT!
Paul, 1Corinthians …” wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to LIGHT what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.”
VBS Tuesday 7/26 – Jesus Gives Us COURAGE! Follow Him!
Jesus Walks on the Water
22 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 toward
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 worshiped 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 recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding
country. People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick
just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.