“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor.”
The apostle Peter says to Jesus, “Lord, just call me. I’ll get out on the water and I’ll walk to you,” and he does. He responds in faith.
Think about the crossing of the Jordan. I love hearing about the Hebrews crossing the Jordan to go into the Promised Land. They actually have to step in the water before it splits. Isn’t that amazing? They have to release their faith and trust that what God said is true. And so they step in the water, and it is like “poof,” right? That is an image of acting in faith.
Trusting that God’s reality is true is not a leap of faith. It’s trusting in a reality that God loves us, that God wants the best for us, that God is not going to leave us hanging, that he is faithful.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I’m going to step out in faith knowing you will show me the way to the next person who needs your love. Amen.
Reflection: How does it feel to step out in faith?