Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursdays' Thoughts

So, I went to small group on Sunday, and did my first Nooma Bible Study. It was the one called Dust- and was beyond exceptional. If you have never heard of these, they are a DVD based study, very contemporary, very meaty.

Anyway, he made a point that I have been chewing on for days now- let me share it. Tell me what you think...

So, the disciples are in the boat on the Sea of Galilee, it is the middle of the night, and they see Jesus walking on the water toward them. Peter immediately calls out: Lord, if that is you, let me come out to you. And Jesus responds: Come. A few steps are taken, and Peter starts to sink. Jesus chastises him- You of little faith... Now, I have always assumed that Peter lacked faith in Jesus. But Jesus is not sinking. Peter lacked faith in himself. And Jesus chastises him for it. Jesus knows what we are capable of doing, if only we place ourselves in His care and step out of the boat! He has faith in us- wow! Chew on that a while...then, comment, and let me know what you think.

1 comment:

ashlee said...

These studies are GREAT!!!