…the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them… Matthew 14: 24
Our summer readings from Matthew continue tomorrow with more stories about prayer and about the stormy blasts of life that hit us occasionally. Dramatic passages of storms and of heroic activity in the face of danger, of which tomorrow’s reading is a good example, have shaped the historic content of our Christian faith in profound ways. When Peter’s faith fails, Jesus reaches out to him and pulls him into the safety of the boat.
Maybe you are living through some heavy weather now, or you know someone who is. The church offers you a moment of quiet from the storms of life and a word that might help you navigate through the wind and waves. Or come on behalf of someone you know who is in a storm at the moment. Pray for them.