Easier Way Out?

Dear Water Walkers,

One of my favorite preachers is Barbara Brown Taylor. She began a sermon on Matthew 14:22-33 with these words:

“There is a story from the Zen Buddhist tradition that tells of a disciple who thought he could demonstrate his newly won enlightenment  by emerging from a cave, in which he had spent the last twenty five years in meditation, and walking on water. He emerges from the cave, and, without even testing the temperature of the water, plunges in.

Two monks saw him there, walking across the water. One monk says to the other, “Who is that? Look at him, walking on the water!”

"Pity," said the other monk. "The ferry only costs a quarter.” (Sermon preached at Duke University Chapel, Oct 10, 1993.)

Do you desire to walk on water with Jesus or pay a quarter and find an easier way out? Only when we follow Christ with deep passion and courage will we find the purposes for which we were created. Prayerfully ponder the means by which Jesus is calling you out of the boat to serve in rough waters.

Prayers: The memory of those who have served in the military. The mission of God’s Grace Community Church (GGCC) and God's church globally.

 “Walk on Water“   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeTu8twnGvU  

Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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